Grosses

'Heaven Is For Real' Takes $7.85M on Good Friday, Topping 'Transcendence' ($4.82M)April 19, 2014 04:05 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Captain America: The Winter Soldier led its third Friday of release with $9.57 million, increasing its domestic total to $184.5 million through 15 days of release--17 percent ahead of Thor: The Dark World at the same point. BoxOffice projects a strong $24.5 million Easter weekend take for the Marvel sequel.

Rio 2 is also holding its own with $9.2 million yesterday, giving it $62.1 million after 8 days in release. The animated sequel is running 5 percent behind the pace of the 2011 original film. BoxOffice projects Rio 2 will earn $22.5 million in its sophomore frame.

Sony's Heaven Is for Real continues to perform well in its extended Easter weekend launch as it pulled off an upset over Transcendence yesterday. After bringing in $7 million combined on Wednesday and Thursday, the faith-based adaptation earned another $7.85 million on Good Friday as the film continues to crossover between mainstream and church-going audiences. BoxOffice projects Heaven will tally $19 million over the 3-day frame, giving it a strong 5-day start of $26 million through Easter Sunday. The film's Flixster score is a very encouraging 80 percent, on par with Son of God's 82 percent on the first Saturday of its release.

Warner Bros. reports that Transcendence earned a meager $4.82 million on Good Friday--including Thursday night's $850,000 early show debut. From there, BoxOffice projects a disastrous $12.2 million weekend for the $100 million+ sci-fi flick. By comparison, 2011's Source Code opened to $5.1 million before going to a $14.8 million opening weekend in April 2011. Early word of mouth isn't doing Transcendence any favors as WB reports audiences gave the pic a poor C+ Cinemascore, while the film's Flixster approval/anticipation rating is down to 50 percent after just one day of release. The writing was on the wall going into release as Rotten Tomatoes critics rate it a mere 19 percent fresh as of Saturday morning.

A Haunted House 2 brought in $4.03 million for its first day, significantly down from its predecessor's $6.8 million opening Friday. BoxOffice projects a soft $9.8 million weekend. Critics, unsurprisingly, disapprove of the film (7 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), but Flixster's community gives the film a 75 percent score as of Saturday morning.

Rounding out the weekend's new releases, Disneynature's Bears pulled a modest $2.3 million yesterday and is projected to earn $5.4 million over Easter weekend. While that's noticeably down from Chimpanzee's $3.55 million opening day two years ago, it should be noted that Earth Day fell on Sunday that year while Easter had already passed two weeks earlier. With Earth Day 2014 landing on this coming Tuesday, Bears could see slight back-loading after the weekend. Critics' reviews (88 percent) and early word of mouth (80 percent on Flixster) appear healthy.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Apr. 15 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$10,345,242--3,827--$2,703$10,345,2421Fox
2Scream 4$8,241,236--3,305--$2,494$8,241,2361Weinstein Company
3HOP$2,326,505180%3,608-8$645$73,768,9053Universal
4Insidious$2,310,400312%2,233-186$1,035$31,436,6683FilmDistrict
5Soul Surfer$2,132,085345%2,2140$963$14,728,7122Sony / TriStar
6Arthur (2011)$2,129,315209%3,2760$650$17,537,7322Warner Bros.
7Hanna$2,124,679171%2,54510$835$18,124,9912Focus
8Source Code$1,845,064207%2,557-414$722$32,534,5863Summit
9Your Highness$1,248,025120%2,7723$450$13,305,7902Universal
10Limitless$1,074,587149%1,885-770$570$67,003,8055Relativity Media
11The Lincoln Lawyer$796,219125%1,702-718$468$48,365,8805Lionsgate
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$484,123197%1,849-1032$262$46,524,9524Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conspirator$1,099,750--707--$1,556$1,099,7501Roadside Attractions
2Win Win$325,573325%384158$848$4,082,9445Fox Searchlight
3Jane Eyre (2011)$264,513118%27427$965$5,336,3166Focus
4Sucker Punch$178,6414%555-1200$322$34,864,6854Warner Bros.
5Rango$166,44726%976-1031$171$118,226,6527Paramount
6Born to Be Wild 3D$144,83646%2071$700$1,368,0942Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Battle: Los Angeles$141,49725%554-854$255$81,827,3116Sony / Columbia
8Paul$139,3605%536-1131$260$35,758,7805Universal
9The Adjustment Bureau$104,42548%348-435$300$60,482,9557Universal
10Just Go With It$77,361298%3266$237$101,874,08510Sony / Columbia
11Hall Pass$75,352201%333-33$226$44,471,2328Warner Bros. / New Line
12The King's Speech$75,24137%315-360$239$137,814,25221Weinstein Company
13No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$54,37654%189-37$288$796,8532Lionsgate / Pantelion
14Unknown (2011)$52,37387%275-90$190$63,261,3309Warner Bros.
15Red Riding Hood$38,51311%248-529$155$36,854,2106Warner Bros.
16True Grit (2010)$32,00359%177-86$181$170,865,62817Paramount
17Beastly$21,51924%110-229$196$27,424,6327CBS Films
18Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$21,227189%128-56$166$37,550,3179Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 15 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$33,32441%321$1,041$23,766,43057Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Thank You$20,812113%71-21$293$327,1342UTV Communications
3Kill the Irishman$15,49676%39-13$397$892,8756Anchor Bay Films
4The Green Hornet$15,344--95-66$162$98,741,14014Sony / Columbia
5Cedar Rapids$10,58314%47-71$225$6,704,06410Fox Searchlight
6Miral$8,30730%26-3$320$279,2884Weinstein Company
7Drive Angry$7,19412%71-55$101$10,688,8018Summit
8Biutiful$5,97812%32-6$187$4,995,97516Roadside Attractions
9Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$5,782102%35-34$165$72,760,31710Paramount
10Black Swan$5,613-18%49-54$115$106,915,02720Fox Searchlight
11The Company Men$4,72456%20-12$236$4,373,51613Weinstein Company
12Take Me Home Tonight$1,870-62%42-60$45$6,919,5687Relativity Media
13The Music Never Stopped$1,53754%13-1$118$226,1595Roadside Attractions
14Blue Valentine (2010)$1,4174%15-4$94$9,698,02116Weinstein Company
15Meet Monica Velour$1,248265%42$312$11,4172Anchor Bay Films
16happythankyoumoreplease$9537%4-5$238$210,0057Anchor Bay Films
17The Last Godfather$320-73%1-19$320$162,6273Roadside Attractions
18Winter's Bone$60900%20$30$6,531,37745Roadside Attractions