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, May. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$19,713,832159%4,2530$4,635$232,134,9162Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$19,412,782--3,535--$5,492$19,412,7821Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$1,339,409106%3,30316$406$37,947,6093Paramount
4Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,193,566--2,041--$585$1,193,5661Lionsgate
542 (2013)$1,117,386134%2,930-415$381$81,199,2655Warner Bros.
6Oblivion (2013)$1,039,250116%2,770-660$375$78,830,8654Universal
7The Croods$691,281200%2,650-265$261$170,306,7588Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$572,76061%2,298-335$249$16,360,4513Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$208,459174%1,007-850$207$30,146,4895Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$630,650202%852276$740$6,650,6293Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$276,620244%774-386$357$229,458,94010Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$186,29647%836-796$223$96,063,9208FilmDistrict
4The Place Beyond the Pines$176,09517%669-493$263$19,479,6317Focus
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$158,42556%750-1054$211$119,315,3167Paramount
6Jurassic Park 3D$153,53575%653-327$235$44,272,4456Universal
7Evil Dead$85,84437%443-516$194$53,551,3526Sony / TriStar
8Jack the Giant Slayer$56,906182%281-54$203$64,292,49411Warner Bros. / New Line
9Identity Thief$48,825194%279-21$175$133,570,83014Universal
10The Host (2013)$44,829171%30111$149$26,254,4137Open Road
11Tyler Perry's Temptation$38,62515%278-226$139$51,551,1247Lionsgate
12Silver Linings Playbook$34,37644%323-145$106$131,837,95926Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$30,44682%118-5$258$1,730,3368Weinstein Company
14The Call$28,865--121-79$239$51,005,2689Sony / TriStar
15Snitch (2013)$28,454140%188-27$151$42,598,83412Lionsgate / Summit
16Escape From Planet Earth$23,601268%254-3$93$55,262,83813Weinstein Company
17Admission$20,532280%15643$132$17,823,0708Focus
18Safe Haven$14,653120%124-45$118$71,251,19313Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$9,2119%108-57$85$32,128,25914Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$18,965133%228$862$159,7133Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$18,42259%520$354$12,419,59556Warner Bros. / IMAX
3No One Lives$18,078--53--$341$18,0781Anchor Bay Films
4Filly Brown$15,46745%92-112$168$2,673,2564Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$10,15063%2319$441$72,5072eOne Films US
6Born to Be Wild 3D$9,5256%300$318$22,608,960110Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Life of Pi$8,36548%70-29$120$124,786,86725Fox
8Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$8,224138%4323$191$110,5932Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Quartet$7,93828%59-27$135$18,130,69818Weinstein Company
10From Up on Poppy Hill$6,17753%37-2$167$873,6219GKIDS
11Trance$5,887-3%40-46$147$2,252,7436Fox Searchlight
12Stories We Tell$5,378--2--$2,689$5,3781Roadside Attractions
13A Good Day to Die Hard$4,82981%50-22$97$67,309,98813Fox
14Dark Skies$3,701208%290$128$17,376,01512Weinstein / Dimension
15Spring Breakers$3,556-30%16-27$222$14,023,2809A24
1621 And Over$3,3390%37-45$90$25,666,95111Relativity Media
17The Lords of Salem$2,496-24%15-35$166$1,160,0614Anchor Bay Films
18Starbuck$2,061-25%9-19$229$3,772,6538eOne Films US
19Not Today$2,019523%52$404$155,8705Freestyle Releasing
20The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,64463%6-4$274$543,57611Methinx Entertainment
21Emperor$1,366-32%10-10$137$3,315,34810Roadside Attractions
22The Painting (2013)$478--1--$478$4781GKIDS
23Django Unchained$463-38%5-7$93$162,803,57720Weinstein Company
24Camp (2013)$441-28%3-9$147$313,83112Freestyle Releasing