April Preview (Part 2): ‘Transcendence,’ ‘The Other Woman’ & More
April 5, 2014 - box officeby Ray Subers
April 2, 2014
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The third weekend of Apr is packaged with 4 new national releases. Considering a strength of a past dual weeks, and a historically delayed inlet of a box bureau in April, this weekend seems staid to broach during slightest one or dual misses.
The highest-profile recover on Apr 18th is Transcendence, that stars Johnny Depp as a scientist who has his alertness uploaded in to a supercomputer. The film outlines a directorial entrance of Wally Pfister, who shot a final 7 Christopher Nolan movies. Nolan is an executive writer on a movie, yet his name is conspicuously absent from all selling element (odd, given that his final 3 cinema have total to acquire over $2.9 billion worldwide).
While a lofty sci-fi grounds is generating some curiosity, Transcendence is lacking a kind of hum one would design from a vital recover like this. It doesn’t assistance that Depp’s code has taken a strike in new years due to his impasse in a array of vicious flops like The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows and Pirates of a Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Ultimately, it would be startling if this came tighten to final April’s Oblivion ($89.1 million).
Opening on a Wednesday before Easter, Heaven Is For Real could continue a trend of faith-based cinema over-performing during a box office. Based on a renouned book of a same name, a loyal story stars Greg Kinnear as a father of a child who claims he visited sky during a nearby genocide experience. Ads for a film embody a call to movement for organisation sales, that helped expostulate a success of Son of God and God’s Not Dead. While there could be some tired environment in, this movie’s story should be inspirational adequate to beget plain business (Soul Surfer‘s $43.9 million is reachable).
A Haunted House 2 arrives a small over a year after a initial film warranted $40 million. It’s doubtful that a travesty supplement matches that number: a found footage genre has taken a strike in a past year, and a movie’s grounds only isn’t as uninformed this time around.
After holding 2013 off, Disneynature is behind on Earth Day with Bears. The initial film in a series, Earth, stays a highest-grossing one with $32 million, while Oceans and African Cats any fell brief of $20 million. Bears might do a bit improved than that, yet it still won’t make too most of an impact.
With courtesy branch toward arriving Summer releases, studios tend to equivocate releasing vital cinema on a final weekend of April. Looking ahead, comedy The Other Woman and fear film The Quiet Ones have a transparent corner over Brick Mansions.
The Other Woman stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton as 3 women who come together to get punish on a philandering male that they’re all concerned with. While a film doesn’t seem to be violation any comedic ground, a previews do during slightest underline copiousness of clever jokes. It’s also singular to see a expel headlined wholly by women, notwithstanding a fact that women attend cinema as most (or more) than group do. If this becomes a girls-night-out choice, it should be a medium comedy hit.
Supernatural fear film The Quiet Ones seems to have some-more intensity than progressing Apr recover Oculus. The creepy previews embody a ever renouned “inspired by tangible events” tag, and underline copiousness of unsettling imagery. If distributor Lionsgate gives this a right push, it could breeze adult tighten to identical titles like The Possession ($49.1 million) and The Woman in Black ($54.3 million).
Brick Mansions stars Paul Walker in one of his final roles, that should beget some seductiveness around this Luc Besson production. Otherwise, though, a District B13 reconstitute doesn’t have most going for it: for example, a movie’s Parkour movement character appearance during slightest 5 years ago, and feels played out during this point. It would be startling if this warranted some-more than $20 million or so.
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April 2014 Release Schedule
2014 Grosses (2014-only releases)