#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.
#FIRSTLOOK: “TRANSCENDENCE” NEW TRAILER STARRING JOHNNY DEPP & REBECCA HALL
Transcendence piqued just about everyone’s curiosity when its first Trailer surfaced last year. Another new Trailer for the Sci-Fi/Thriller starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall just was released, premiering over at Apple Trailers.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost Researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.
However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his Wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and Best Friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow Researchers, the question is not if they can… but if they should.
Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.
Watch Trailer #2 for TRANSCENDENCE in HD here.
Warner Bros. release TRANSCENDENCE on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros.)