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Rio 2 still second but Transcendence disappoints

20 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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The Easter weekend was a big one for someone who left for a time but returned to save us all. No, not that saviour: Steve Rogers! Captain America: The Winter Soldier saw off a pack of new arrivals and triumphed over chart rival Rio 2 to take the top spot for a third week running. The superhero sequel is now over $200 million in the US thanks to a $26.6 million weekend despite shedding 113 screens. Cap 2 has Thor: The Dark World firmly in its sights, looking to move up to fifth place on the current Marvel Cinematic Universe box office charts with $585m worldwide.

Fox and Blue Sky will still be happy with how Rio 2 is holding, as the feathered friends earned $22.5 million for a strong second place and more than $75 million in the bank so far. In third place, we find the latest faith-based success story, as Heaven Is For Real launched mid-week in the run up to Easter. The film, which stars Greg Kinnear as a pastor whose son claims he has seen Heaven and met Jesus, was predictably popular with its core crowd, and took in an impressive $21.5 million, boosted by better reviews than for some of its Christian-centric contemporaries such as God’s Not Dead.

But there was little joy for long-time Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister, who made his directorial debut with compu-thriller Transcendence. Pfister told Empire in the current issue that he was not afraid of failure, and we hope he’s still holding to that, because the Johnny Depp-starring film launched in a disappointing fourth place with $11.1 million. Depp hasn’t had a lot of luck at the box office lately, and this won’t help matters.

Marlon Wayans, meanwhile, will likely be more content with A Haunted House 2, which kicked off its box office run in fifth with $9.1 million. Despite scathing reviews, Wayans only had to cover a $4 million production budget as opposed to Pfister’s $100 million spend.

American football drama Draft Day fell to sixth with $5.9 million, while Divergent slipped one place to seventh with $5.7 million, showing signs that it’ll hold on in the middle of the charts for a while. Horror movie Oculus tumbled from third to eighth place and $5.2 million, with Noah down to ninth with $5 million and God’s Not Dead falling to 10th with $4.8 million.

To see a superhero lap his competition (“On your left!”) head to Box Office Mojo


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