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 Sat, May. 14 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$15,171,87866%3,9638$3,828$109,064,9622Paramount
2Bridesmaids$10,592,34035%2,918--$3,630$18,427,1701Universal
3Fast Five$8,932,51551%3,793131$2,355$164,095,7953Universal
4Priest (2011)$5,632,5050%2,864--$1,967$11,264,7171Sony / Screen Gems
5Rio (2011)$3,786,268135%2,929-329$1,293$122,363,0265Fox
6Jumping the Broom$3,294,48165%2,0350$1,619$23,985,0552Sony / TriStar
7Something Borrowed$2,861,15525%2,9040$985$23,805,1322Warner Bros.
8Water for Elephants$1,823,35556%2,425-189$752$47,366,3974Fox
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$1,054,44371%1,449-432$728$49,689,3494Lionsgate
10Soul Surfer$824,39869%1,468-313$562$38,719,8216Sony / TriStar
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$506,282204%1,276-1229$397$8,084,5333Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious$426,51828%762-239$560$51,476,4327FilmDistrict
2Source Code$394,64467%626-304$630$52,027,4217Summit
3Everything Must Go$337,39452%218--$1,548$558,9451Roadside Attractions
4Hanna$263,72965%425-323$621$38,430,6436Focus
5The Conspirator$215,63491%370-87$583$10,356,4725Roadside Attractions
6Win Win$199,834119%248-20$806$8,820,1709Fox Searchlight
7The Lincoln Lawyer$192,56192%345-95$558$56,007,1219Lionsgate
8HOP$188,190122%459-443$410$106,726,1957Universal
9Limitless$165,55767%298-81$556$77,469,8549Relativity Media
10Jane Eyre (2011)$143,04162%2480$577$9,865,40110Focus
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$134,158105%311-28$431$51,544,0798Fox
12Scream 4$121,65433%426-907$286$37,445,3325Weinstein Company
13Rango$115,34734%216-61$534$120,703,30311Paramount
14Arthur (2011)$102,93845%344-11$299$32,504,7516Warner Bros.
15Battle: Los Angeles$80,68550%225-4$359$83,219,12010Sony / Columbia
16The Adjustment Bureau$77,90030%164-51$475$62,264,72511Universal
17The Beaver$68,07562%10583$648$260,4882Summit
18Paul$47,06053%181-23$260$37,344,2359Universal
19Go For It!$45,56435%218--$209$79,3951Lionsgate / Pantelion
20Your Highness$40,70025%148-16$275$21,535,0406Universal
21Sucker Punch$32,15134%139-71$231$36,302,6898Warner Bros.
22Red Riding Hood$26,75968%100-56$268$37,596,35310Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 14 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$109,4615%57-2$1,920$4,707,5996Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$40,52124%342$1,192$24,789,16861Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Just Go With It$24,02538%89-44$270$103,012,97314Sony / Columbia
4The King's Speech$19,22252%71-19$271$138,704,31325Weinstein Company
5Beastly$11,43144%46-30$249$27,847,89211CBS Films
6Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$11,310125%38-14$298$37,885,90713Fox
7No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$9,85770%5029$197$1,322,2926Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Kill the Irishman$7,128120%13-10$548$1,130,37910Anchor Bay Films
9Dum Maaro Dum$5,53359%20-13$277$549,1684Fox Searchlight
10Cedar Rapids$4,71629%12-10$393$6,841,99114Fox Searchlight
11Biutiful$4,303304%11-5$391$5,082,57120Roadside Attractions
12Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$3,15981%34-430$93$1,181,5573Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
13The Company Men$1,92478%11-24$175$4,438,06717Weinstein Company
14Skateland$1,726-6%2--$863$3,5681Freestyle Releasing
15Miral$1,09735%50$219$370,3978Weinstein Company
16Meet Monica Velour$66670%1--$666$27,8516Anchor Bay Films
17The Music Never Stopped$62927%5-2$126$239,0849Roadside Attractions