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. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pain and Gain$7,491,446--3,277--$2,286$7,491,4461Paramount
2Oblivion (2013)$5,213,985151%3,7929$1,375$52,501,4852Universal
342 (2013)$2,951,561183%3,405155$867$61,305,9333Warner Bros.
4The Big Wedding$2,576,573--2,633--$979$2,576,5731Lionsgate
5The Croods$1,570,851267%3,283-152$478$157,995,6346Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Scary Movie 5$1,079,829290%2,733-669$395$25,116,7653Weinstein / Dimension
7G.I. Joe: Retaliation$972,448169%2,707-468$359$113,748,5915Paramount
8The Place Beyond the Pines$790,19998%1,58442$499$14,315,0705Focus
9Olympus Has Fallen$785,319130%2,334-304$336$91,093,7916FilmDistrict
10Evil Dead$634,479103%2,186-637$290$50,502,2374Sony / TriStar
11Jurassic Park 3D$619,085131%1,848-482$335$40,309,4604Universal
12Oz: The Great and Powerful$429,636149%1,610-435$267$224,877,7758Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$635,481--363--$1,751$635,4811Roadside Attractions
2Tyler Perry's Temptation$318,439121%942-463$338$49,852,7625Lionsgate
3Filly Brown$154,480202%25971$596$1,899,5712Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Host (2013)$118,01359%611-745$193$25,605,0995Open Road
5Jack the Giant Slayer$106,342728%365110$291$63,419,4499Warner Bros. / New Line
6Identity Thief$106,250269%425-55$250$132,916,63012Universal
7The Call$98,42347%513-464$192$50,502,0567Sony / TriStar
8Silver Linings Playbook$57,81628%361-506$160$131,283,15824Weinstein Company
9The Lords of Salem$57,41033%280-75$205$912,7032Anchor Bay Films
10Snitch (2013)$50,512704%25291$200$42,189,34310Lionsgate / Summit
11The Sapphires$47,00296%12612$373$1,283,1666Weinstein Company
12Escape From Planet Earth$44,319442%28343$157$54,932,86611Weinstein Company
13Safe Haven$42,650115%259-66$165$70,997,33811Relativity Media
14Admission$37,47726%279-206$134$17,615,7786Focus
15Trance$32,237-21%157-286$205$2,039,0344Fox Searchlight
16Warm Bodies$29,540131%190-50$155$66,196,32313Lionsgate / Summit
17Quartet$23,2582%130-46$179$17,946,37216Weinstein Company
18Life of Pi$21,45742%131-62$164$124,607,66923Fox
1921 And Over$20,048293%13686$147$25,547,0299Relativity Media
20The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$19,12338%185-80$103$22,417,6327Warner Bros. / New Line
21A Good Day to Die Hard$13,05957%122-48$107$67,200,43611Fox
22Side Effects (2013)$13,001-57%108-537$120$31,959,13412Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$28,232136%520$543$12,268,11654Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Camp (2013)$18,241369%28-4$651$263,91710Freestyle Releasing
3Spring Breakers$17,46151%72-50$243$13,907,2197A24
4From Up on Poppy Hill$13,54099%44-4$308$759,4517GKIDS
5The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$12,83799%25--$513$483,7439Methinx Entertainment
6Born to Be Wild 3D$11,294149%300$376$22,518,540108Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Dark Skies$7,10042%63-28$113$17,323,14510Weinstein / Dimension
8Parental Guidance$6,07590%61-29$100$77,203,77718Fox
9Kon-Tiki$5,623--2--$2,812$5,6231Weinstein Company
10Starbuck$5,19285%27-2$192$3,711,9586eOne Films US
11Django Unchained$4,89636%38-39$129$162,779,66818Weinstein Company
12Emperor$2,270-34%26-38$87$3,290,2998Roadside Attractions
13Girl Rising$1,857-96%72-98$26$994,3148Gathr Films
14Un Flic (2013 re-issue)$1,745-19%10$1,745$20,2372Rialto Pictures
15Not Today$691-59%3-17$230$145,5773Freestyle Releasing
16Le Petit Soldat (2013 re-issue)$510--1--$510$16,5188Rialto Pictures
17Settai$401271%1-1$401$85,8344UTV Motion Pictures
18Kai Po Che$40100%20$20$1,122,03310UTV Motion Pictures