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Weekend B.O. April 18-20 (Depp Tanks)

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act April 20, 2014 at 12:16PM

Second big flop in a row for Johnny Depp. Does he still have what it takes to bring people to theaters, or is it the projects that he's been attached to lately?
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For a film that clearly thinks it is very profound and way ahead of the curve, Transcendence is surprisingly retrograde. It recycles ideas and concepts from countless sci-fi films such as Donovan’s Brain, to Frankenstein, to Colossus: The Forbin Project, to 2001, to Andromeda Strain, to even Her which, of course, was made around the same time as Transcendence. And after all is said and done, the ultimate message you get is that, technology is bad. Ho hum.

And it seems that whatever box office fire Johnny Depp used to have is fading fast. Are audiences getting bored with him? Maybe audiences don’t like to see him playing a normal guy? Or maybe because most of the time in the film, he’s just a face on a giant computer screen, and not a flesh and blood person that people can connect with. Whatever it was, audiences weren’t lining up see his new film this weekend, which came in fourth with just over $11 million.

Heaven is for Real, co-produced by T.D. Jakes - which was expected to make a real challenge for the No 1 slot this weekend, considering the popularity of the book, its mid-week Weds opening and that faith-based movies have been doing very well of late - came in third, with a very solid $28 million, for a five-day total.

And Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House 2, which, not surprisingly, was not screened to the media in advance,  came in with $9 million.

So it was left to last week’s No. 1 and No. 2 films - Captain America: The Winter Solider and Rio 2 - once again, being No. 1 and No 2, in that order, this weekend, with Captain America doing $26.6 million, and Rio following up with $22,5 million.

1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $26,612,000  Total: $201,526,000  
2) Rio 2 Fox $22,500,000 Total: $75,363,000 
3) Heaven is for Real TriS $21,500,000 Total: $28,500,000
4) Transcendence WB $11,150,000
5) A Haunted House 2 ORF $9,100,000 
6) Draft Day LG/S $5,900,000  Total:$19,548,000 
7) Divergent LG/S $5,750,000 Total: $133,915,000 
8) Oculus Rela. $5,202,000 Total: $21,191,000 
9) Noah Par. $5,000,000 Total: $93,274,000 
10) God's Not Dead Free $4,801,000 Total: $48,327,000 
11) Bears BV $4,774,000 
12) The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $3,425,000 Total: $44,967,000  

This article is related to: Johnny Depp, Marlon Wayans, T.D. Jakes, Box Office


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