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 Mon, Jun. 20 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$5,114,443-66%3,816--$1,340$58,288,7461Warner Bros.
2Super 8$2,561,675-66%3,40829$752$75,564,4842Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$2,383,334-57%3,339--$714$20,828,6891Fox
4X-Men: First Class$1,462,145-64%3,375-317$433$121,820,2313Fox
5The Hangover Part II$1,233,476-56%3,460-215$356$234,344,0934Warner Bros.
6Kung Fu Panda 2$1,161,267-62%3,469-460$335$144,831,7354Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bridesmaids$1,079,385-39%2,573-349$420$137,530,1106Universal
8Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$843,849-65%2,742-691$308$221,590,3515Disney
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$362,264-26%2,5240$144$11,391,5712Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$146,602-59%11568$1,275$4,046,9574Fox Searchlight
2Thor$143,401-64%875-907$164$176,254,4797Paramount
3The Art of Getting By$135,381-5%610--$222$814,5411Fox Searchlight
4Fast Five$105,705-62%729-600$145$206,922,5858Universal
5Rio (2011)$80,486-49%408-119$197$138,805,53010Fox
6Water for Elephants$50,658-35%351-115$144$57,242,8279Fox
7Something Borrowed$28,534-31%212-154$135$38,106,2187Warner Bros.
8The Lincoln Lawyer$25,064-60%220119$114$57,398,92514Lionsgate
9Rango$22,866-56%188-32$122$122,773,94716Paramount
10Source Code$18,414-48%161-87$114$54,407,26312Summit
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$15,272-52%162-20$94$9,863,2108Weinstein Company
12Limitless$11,754-49%117-49$100$79,089,58814Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 20 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$52,905-21%470$1,126$7,293,43411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Beginners$40,154-62%4425$913$949,2783Focus
3Hubble 3D$29,007-24%332$879$25,867,72966Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$13,725-47%98-36$140$53,413,17012FilmDistrict
5Submarine$9,552-46%2811$341$217,2043Weinstein Company
6Hanna$9,388-52%91-56$103$40,132,08011Focus
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$9,191-38%90-27$102$52,573,18213Fox
8Jane Eyre (2011)$7,971-34%68-22$117$11,108,66015Focus
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$5,150-64%71-41$73$52,853,4929Lionsgate
10Win Win$4,892-62%67-33$73$10,083,03114Fox Searchlight
11Everything Must Go$3,834-58%55-32$70$2,602,6106Roadside Attractions
12The Conspirator$2,930-66%44-22$67$11,463,23710Roadside Attractions
13Scream 4$2,393-46%39-41$61$38,162,77010Weinstein Company
14Beautiful Boy$2,021-54%84$253$51,0533Anchor Bay Films
15The Last Mountain$1,595-76%74$228$66,1383Dada Films
16The Beaver$1,481-56%23-23$64$936,9697Summit
1735 and Ticking$185-81%10$185$72,9635Image Entertainment
18Kill the Irishman$147-71%2-3$74$1,185,40015Anchor Bay Films
19The Music Never Stopped$56-7%31$19$249,04614Roadside Attractions