'Heaven is for Real' dominates in the box office crushing Johnny Depp's "Transcendence".
Captain America: The Winter Soldier" wins the Easter weekend box office race as it made $600 million worldwide. But, the faith-based feature film Heaven is for Real did well at the box-office despite being played in less theater locations than Johnny Depp's sci-fi feature film, Transcendence.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Heaven is for Real made $21.5 million from 2,417 theaters while, Transcendence, made $11.5 million from 3,455 locations.
Transcendence marks the third big-budget bomb in a row forJohnny Depp after The Lone Ranger and DarkShadows(both of those movies opened to roughly $29 million, but never found success). In terms of Depp's openings, Transcendencecame in lower than The Tourist, which debuted to $16.5 million in 2010.
Overseas, where Depp arguably remains a bigger star,Transcendence debuted to $17.4 million from 27 markets, led by China with a solid $11.4 million.
Heaven is for Real is produced by the popular pastor T.D. Jakes. The movie is based on the story of Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo, whose young son said he found himself in heaven during emergency surgery. The iflm is based on the pastor's book of the same name, co-written by Lynn Vincent.
Captain America continues to reign king in the box-office. The comic book feature film made $26.6 million making nearly $586.6 million worldwide.
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