#BOXOFFICE: “CAPTAIN AMERICA” ON-TOP A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEKEND
For a third consecutive week, Captain America: The Winter Solider dominates the Box Office this Easter Weekend, bringing-in a hefty $26.6 million. To-date, the Sequel has grossed $200 million in North America for Disney, warding-off a challenge from Rio 2 once again.
Repeating last week’s second place finish, 20th Century Fox‘s Rio 2 earns $22.5 million this weekend, a two-week total of $75.9 million.
Religious-themed Heaven is for Real in its debut, opens with a surprising $22.2 million from 2,417 theatres for Sony Pictures. Starring Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church and Kelly Reilly, the Film is a True Story about a Father who must find the strength and conviction to share his Son’s extraordinary experience with the World. Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a 56% on the Tomatometer.
Sci-Fi-Thriller, Transcendence, opens in fourth for Warner Bros. with $11.2 million from 3,455 theatres, below expectations. The Film starring Rebecca Hall and Johnny Depp didn’t fare well with Critics, tallying 20% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
A Haunted House 2 opens with $9.1 million in fifth for Open Road Films, from 2,310 theatres. The Marlon Wayans Spoof Comedy couldn’t quite top its Predecessor which debut last Spring with $18 million. Critics gave it 7% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten are God’s Not Dead with $4.9 million in its fifth week, followed by Disney Nature‘s Bears with $4.7 million from 1,720 theatres, the latter receiving a stellar 88% rating on the Tomatometer and a great A CinemaScore.