Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $91,386,097Details
International Box Office $9,133,318
Worldwide Box Office $100,519,415
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Synopsis

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his sonís extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
46% - Rotten
Audience
68% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$12,000,000
Theatrical Release: April 16th, 2014 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: July 22nd, 2014 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including some medical situations.
(Rating bulletin 2303, 12/24/2013)
Keywords: Near Death Experience, Religious, Faith-Based
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 22nd, 2014

I think it is fair to say it is a mixed week on the home market. There are four wide releases coming out this week, but all but one struggled at the box office. Worse still, looking down the list of new releases and you quickly run into filler. Fortunately, there are a few films that are contenders for Pick of the Week, including Blue Ruin and Next Goal Wins. However, the winner is Ginger Snaps, which is coming out on a Special Edition Blu-ray. More...

Weekend Predictions: Godzilla will be Huge, but How Huge?

Godzilla poster

Godzilla is the second of four May releases that at least have a realistic shot at reaching $200 million domestically. The first of these films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't match original expectations, but it is still on pace to reach $200 million. It is very unlikely Godzilla will open as fast as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did, but even coming close would be a huge boost to the box office. Million Dollar Arm should have a respectable opening as counter-programming and on the high end it could land in third place. Meanwhile, Neighbors is aiming for $100 million and while it won't get there this weekend, it will get there soon enough. This weekend last year, Star Trek Into Darkness earned first place with $70.17 million over the weekend, which is a figure I think Godzilla will top. If it does, and the holdovers hold on well, then 2014 might end its mini-losing streak earlier than I thought it would. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Neighbors were Louder than Expected

Neighbors poster

Neighbors got off to a much faster start than expected, as did many of the top five films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fell more than 60% during its sophomore stint, but that was expected, at least it was inline with my expectations. Overall, the box office still fell from last weekend, but by 11% to $137 million, which isn't as bad as it could have been. It was down 14% from the same weekend last year, but that's a huge improvement from what it was last weekend, so in a small way, it is a bit of a victory. Year-to-date, 2014 has pulled in $3.45 billion, putting it 5.4% ahead of 2013's pace. That's down from its peak, but even if 2014 loses next weekend and the weekend after that, 2014 should still remain ahead of last year's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Neighbors Have a Good Opening?

Neighbors poster

It could be an interesting weekend at the box office as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is expected to fall far enough that Neighbors could win the box office race. That certainly would be a boost for the new release's box office chances. Earning first place does provide a lot of free publicity. The other two wide releases coming out this week are not expected to be major players at the box office. I've heard some buzz that Mom's Night Out could be a sleeper hit. On the other hand, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return might not open above the Mendoza Line. This weekend last year, Iron Man 3 led the way with $72.53 million, which is more than all three wide releases will make. In fact, last year's second place film, The Great Gatsby earning $50.09 million, which might be more than all three wide releases make this weekend. On the other hand, depth will be better this time around and that should mitigate the situation a little bit. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Spidey Strong, but not Amazing

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

The summer blockbuster season has begun and it started on a mixed note. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 easily earned first place with more than $90 million. An opening of more than $90 million isn't a bad number, but it is the lowest opening three-day weekend for a Friday debut in the franchise. Worse still, the overall box office was just $153 million, which is substantially lower than last year's number one film, Iron Man 3, opened with. $153 million is 32% higher than last weekend, but the start of summer should be bigger than that. It is also 30% lower than the same weekend last year. You usually only see a decline that sharp when there's a misalignment in a holiday weekend. Granted, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by a large margin (8.6% or $3.26 billion to $3.01 billion) so we don't have to worry about 2014 losing that lead any time soon. This is just not a great way to start the summer blockbuster season. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Spidey Swing into Action?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster

It is the official opening of the summer blockbuster season and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hopes to get the summer off to a fast start. On the positive side, it is the latest installment in one of the most popular comic book franchises. On the negative side, its reviews are below expectations and below the overall positive level. There are no other new releases to pick up the slack should this film fail to live up to lofty expectations at the box office, although The Other Woman should still do well in a counter-programming role. Last year Iron Man 3 dominated the way with $174.14 million during the opening weekend. There's no way The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will match that this weekend. There is a small chance The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't make that in total. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Other Woman the Only Other Winner in April

The Other Woman poster

April ended with a new film on top, The Other Woman, which finally broke Captain America: The Winter Soldier's hold on the box office chart. It was a surprisingly strong hit earning $24.76 million, but the other new releases were not as strong. Brick Mansions only managed fifth place, while The Quiet Ones missed the Mendoza Line. The overall box office was $115 million, which was 13% lower than last weekend. More importantly, this is 25% more than the same weekend last year. 2014 added to its lead over 2013, which now stands at $257 million, or 9.2%. Its running tally is $3.05 billion and summer is just about to start. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Captain America Close Out April On Top?

The Other Woman poster

The final weekend of April ends with three wide releases. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looming large on the horizon, it should come has no surprise that the three wide releases this weekend and not expected to be huge hits. The Other Woman has a shot at first place, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier might block it. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure Brick Mansions and The Quiet Ones can't both fit into the top five. Last year, April ended with Pain and Gain earning first place with just over $20 million. That is likely more than the first place film this year will earn. However, this year has better depth than last year, so I think 2014 will still come out ahead. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Captain America Reaches Milestone, Transcendence Sinks

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

Captain America: The Winter Soldier won the weekend box office race with a better than expected result and this helped it reach $200 million. Likewise, Heaven is for Real was surprisingly strong earning second place over the weekend, despite opening on Wednesday. Unfortunately, none of the other new releases lived up to expectations and the overall box office fell 5% to $133 million. This was still 20% higher than the same weekend last year, boosting 2014's lead over 2013 to 8% at $2.92 billion to $2.70 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Transcendence Rise Above the Competition?

Transcendence poster

It's a busy weekend with four wide releases opening this week, but only one of them, Transcendence, has a real shot at opening in first place, but its reviews will likely prevent that. Heaven is for Real is aiming for a midlevel hit, to match its midlevel reviews. A Haunted House 2 hopes to match its predecessor, but it is unlikely to get there. Finally there's Bears, which has the best reviews, but the weakest box office potential. Despite the number of new releases, top spot will likely be a battle between Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2. Family films tend to have better legs, so that could give Rio 2 the edge, but movies also tend to drop the most during their sophomore weekend. (That is unless their theater count collapses shortly afterward.) Last year, Oblivion opened with $37.05 million, which is a figure no film will match this year. On the other hand, 42 was the only other film to earn more than $10 million last weekend. 2014 will lose on the top of the chart, but it also has better depth than 2013 did, so that should help it come out on top in the end. More...

2014 Preview: April

Captian America: The Winter Soldier poster

March was stronger than expected when compared to 2013 with four films earning $100 million or more, led by Divergent. (Not all of them have gotten there yet, but they are certain to reach that milestone before they are done their box office runs.) It wasn't a blow-out victory, on the other hand, as a few weekends the ticket sales were lower in 2014 than they were during the same weekend in 2013. April looks really strong with Captain America: The Winter Soldier leading the way. This film should top $200 million over the weekend, while it isn't the only film that should crack the century mark, as Rio 2 is also on track for $100 million. This is great news, as no film last April reached $100 million. Granted, 42 came close and Oblivion wasn't far behind, but The Winter Soldier should earn more than those two films earned combined giving 2014 a comfortable lead over 2013 over the full month. More...

Cast

Greg Kinnear    Todd Burpo
Kelly Reilly    Sonja Burpo
Connor Corum    Colton Burpo
Margo Martindale    Nancy Rawling
Thomas Haden Church    Jay Wilkins
Lane Styles    Cassie Burpo
Jacob Vargas    Michael
Thanya Romero    Rosa
Danso Gordon    Ray
Rob Moran    Dr. O'Holleran
Nancy Sorel    Dr. Charlotte Slater
Darcy Fehr    Lee Watson
Vivian Winther    Katherine Watson
Peter Hudson    Old Man Watson
Mike Mohrhardt    Jesus
Bryan Clark    Turce
Randy Apostle    Slim Forrest
Julia Arkos    Newspaper Reporter
Candace Smith    Pay Clerk
Cruise Brown    Playground Boy
Keenan Lehmann    Playground Boy
Michael Mills    Marine C.O.
Kevin Anderson    Mr. Baxter
Jon Ted Wynne    Mr. Jackson
Darren Feibel    Mr. Parker
Lois Brothers    Woman from Choir Group
Mike Bell    Bubba
Susan Kelso    Neighbor Lady
Amber Lynn Partridge    Zookeeper
John B. Lowe    Todd's Doctor
Mitch Ainley    Heywood
Ali Tataryn    Angel
Mike Palmer    Fire Chief
Blake Taylor    Loner

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Randall Wallace
Producer    Joe Roth
Producer    T.D. Jakes
Screenwriter    Randall Wallace
Screenwriter    Christopher Parker
Story Creator    Todd Burpo
Story Creator    Lynn Vincent
Executive Producer    Sue Baden-Powell
Executive Producer    Sam Mercer
Executive Producer    Derrick Williams
Director of Photography    Dean Semler
Production Designer    Arv Greywal
Editor    John Wright
Costume Designer    Michael T. Boyd
Composer    Nick Glennie-Smith

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/16 1 $3,703,141   2,417 $1,532   $3,703,141 1
2014/04/17 3 $3,331,052 -10% 2,417 $1,378   $7,034,193 2
2014/04/18 3 $7,850,885 +136% 2,417 $3,248   $14,885,078 3
2014/04/19 2 $8,274,041 +5% 2,417 $3,423   $23,159,119 4
2014/04/20 1 $6,397,295 -23% 2,417 $2,647   $29,556,414 5
2014/04/21 3 $2,487,979 -61% 2,417 $1,029   $32,044,393 6
2014/04/22 1 $2,435,665 -2% 2,417 $1,008   $34,480,058 7
2014/04/23 1 $1,870,128 -23% 2,705 $691   $36,350,186 8
2014/04/24 2 $1,760,730 -6% 2,705 $651   $38,110,916 9
2014/04/25 3 $4,056,107 +130% 2,705 $1,499   $42,167,023 10
2014/04/26 4 $5,841,598 +44% 2,705 $2,160   $48,008,621 11
2014/04/27 3 $4,453,547 -24% 2,705 $1,646   $52,462,168 12
2014/04/28 3 $1,010,819 -77% 2,705 $374   $53,472,987 13
2014/04/29 2 $1,391,260 +38% 2,705 $514   $54,864,247 14
2014/04/30 3 $1,060,591 -24% 2,705 $392   $55,924,838 15
2014/05/01 2 $977,571 -8% 2,705 $361   $56,902,409 16
2014/05/02 3 $2,431,707 +149% 2,930 $830   $59,334,116 17
2014/05/03 3 $3,613,943 +49% 2,930 $1,233   $62,948,059 18
2014/05/04 3 $2,555,859 -29% 2,930 $872   $65,503,918 19
2014/05/05 3 $600,279 -77% 2,930 $205   $66,104,197 20
2014/05/06 3 $848,155 +41% 2,930 $289   $66,952,352 21
2014/05/07 3 $656,299 -23% 2,930 $224   $67,608,651 22
2014/05/08 3 $611,388 -7% 2,930 $209   $68,220,039 23
2014/05/09 4 $1,642,115 +169% 3,048 $539   $69,862,154 24
2014/05/10 4 $2,705,341 +65% 3,048 $888   $72,567,495 25
2014/05/11 3 $3,135,162 +16% 3,048 $1,029   $75,702,657 26
2014/05/12 4 $483,410 -85% 3,048 $159   $76,186,067 27
2014/05/13 4 $634,646 +31% 3,048 $208   $76,820,713 28
2014/05/14 4 $515,425 -19% 3,048 $169   $77,336,138 29
2014/05/15 4 $512,403 -1% 3,048 $168   $77,848,541 30
2014/05/16 6 $1,261,215 +146% 2,893 $436   $79,109,756 31
2014/05/17 6 $1,822,804 +45% 2,893 $630   $80,932,560 32
2014/05/18 6 $1,296,033 -29% 2,893 $448   $82,228,593 33
2014/05/19 6 $412,750 -68% 2,893 $143   $82,641,343 34
2014/05/20 6 $425,716 +3% 2,893 $147   $83,067,059 35
2014/05/21 6 $363,408 -15% 2,893 $126   $83,430,467 36
2014/05/22 6 $369,611 +2% 2,893 $128   $83,800,078 37
2014/05/23 10 $500,227 +35% 1,720 $291   $84,300,305 38
2014/05/24 10 $781,025 +56% 1,720 $454   $85,081,330 39
2014/05/25 10 $752,236 -4% 1,720 $437   $85,833,566 40
2014/05/26 9 $756,518 +1% 1,720 $440   $86,590,084 41
2014/05/27 9 $222,960 -71% 1,720 $130   $86,813,044 42
2014/05/28 10 $203,410 -9% 1,720 $118   $87,016,454 43
2014/05/29 10 $196,021 -4% 1,720 $114   $87,212,475 44
2014/05/30 13 $217,795 +11% 722 $302   $87,430,270 45
2014/05/31 13 $331,205 +52% 722 $459   $87,761,475 46
2014/06/01 13 $251,872 -24% 722 $349   $88,013,347 47
2014/06/02 13 $95,443 -62% 722 $132   $88,108,790 48
2014/06/03 13 $110,356 +16% 722 $153   $88,219,146 49
2014/06/04 13 $100,987 -8% 722 $140   $88,320,133 50
2014/06/05 13 $92,512 -8% 722 $128   $88,412,645 51
2014/06/06 15 $112,923 +22% 446 $253   $88,525,568 52
2014/06/07 15 $156,453 +39% 446 $351   $88,682,021 53
2014/06/08 15 $125,502 -20% 446 $281   $88,807,523 54
2014/06/09 15 $59,151 -53% 446 $133   $88,866,674 55
2014/06/10 15 $70,937 +20% 446 $159   $88,937,611 56
2014/06/11 15 $69,906 -1% 446 $157   $89,007,517 57
2014/06/12 15 $60,397 -14% 446 $135   $89,067,914 58
2014/06/13 - $96,169 +59% 532 $181   $89,164,083 59
2014/06/14 - $125,477 +30% 532 $236   $89,289,560 60
2014/06/15 16 $112,872 -10% 532 $212   $89,402,432 61
2014/06/16 - $48,007 -57% 532 $90   $89,450,439 62
2014/06/17 - $60,093 +25% 532 $113   $89,510,532 63
2014/06/18 - $58,281 -3% 532 $110   $89,568,813 64
2014/06/19 - $63,143 +8% 532 $119   $89,631,956 65
2014/06/20 - $55,301 -12% 201 $275   $89,687,257 66
2014/06/21 - $70,606 +28% 201 $351   $89,757,863 67
2014/06/22 - $53,697 -24% 201 $267   $89,811,560 68
2014/06/23 - $29,470 -45% 201 $147   $89,841,030 69
2014/06/24 - $33,512 +14% 201 $167   $89,874,542 70
2014/06/25 - $33,117 -1% 201 $165   $89,907,659 71
2014/06/26 - $30,891 -7% 201 $154   $89,938,550 72
2014/06/27 - $70,611 +129% 211 $335   $90,009,161 73
2014/06/28 - $90,577 +28% 211 $429   $90,099,738 74
2014/06/29 - $75,403 -17% 211 $357   $90,175,141 75
2014/06/30 - $41,594 -45% 211 $197   $90,216,735 76
2014/07/01 - $45,032 +8% 211 $213   $90,261,767 77
2014/07/02 - $40,497 -10% 186 $218   $90,302,264 78
2014/07/03 - $47,597 +18% 186 $256   $90,349,861 79
2014/07/04 - $47,954 +1% 186 $258   $90,397,815 80
2014/07/05 - $80,582 +68% 186 $433   $90,478,397 81
2014/07/06 - $63,428 -21% 186 $341   $90,541,825 82
2014/07/11 - $45,240   173 $262   $90,729,797 87
2014/07/12 - $60,419 +34% 173 $349   $90,790,216 88
2014/07/13 - $45,851 -24% 173 $265   $90,836,067 89
2014/07/18 - $36,740   149 $247   $90,872,807 94
2014/07/19 - $53,527 +46% 149 $359   $90,926,334 95
2014/07/20 - $37,958 -29% 149 $255   $90,964,292 96
2014/07/25 - $28,955   129 $224   $90,993,247 101
2014/07/26 - $37,727 +30% 129 $292   $91,030,974 102
2014/07/27 - $29,053 -23% 129 $225   $91,060,027 103
2014/08/01 - $15,403   96 $160   $91,075,430 108
2014/08/02 - $21,382 +39% 96 $223   $91,096,812 109
2014/08/03 - $15,836 -26% 96 $165   $91,112,648 110
2014/08/08 - $7,198   60 $120   $91,119,846 115
2014/08/09 - $10,111 +40% 60 $169   $91,129,957 116
2014/08/10 - $6,922 -32% 60 $115   $91,136,879 117

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/04/18 2 $22,522,221   2,417 $9,318   $29,556,414 5
2014/04/25 3 $14,351,252 -36% 2,705 $5,305   $52,462,168 12
2014/05/02 3 $8,601,509 -40% 2,930 $2,936   $65,503,918 19
2014/05/09 4 $7,482,618 -13% 3,048 $2,455   $75,702,657 26
2014/05/16 6 $4,380,052 -41% 2,893 $1,514   $82,228,593 33
2014/05/23 10 $2,033,488 -54% 1,720 $1,182   $85,833,566 40
2014/05/30 13 $800,872 -61% 722 $1,109   $88,013,347 47
2014/06/06 16 $394,878 -51% 446 $885   $88,807,523 54
2014/06/13 19 $334,518 -15% 532 $629   $89,402,432 61
2014/06/20 26 $179,604 -46% 201 $894   $89,811,560 68
2014/06/27 24 $236,591 +32% 211 $1,121   $90,175,141 75
2014/07/04 27 $191,964 -19% 186 $1,032   $90,541,825 82
2014/07/11 31 $151,510 -21% 173 $876   $90,836,067 89
2014/07/18 34 $128,225 -15% 149 $861   $91,080,557 96
2014/07/25 39 $95,735 -25% 129 $742   $91,269,771 103
2014/08/01 45 $52,621 -45% 96 $548   $91,386,097 110
2014/08/08 53 $24,231 -54% 60 $404   $91,136,879 117

Heaven is For Real

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