Weekend Box Office Report: April 25-27, 2014
The Other Woman beats Cap!
After three weekends at #1, Marvel's flag-wearing superhero was nudged from the top of the box office by the female-fronted comedy THE OTHER WOMAN, which opened with $24.7 million!
The PG-13 Cameron Diaz romcom, also featuring Leslie Mann, Kate Upton's breasts, Nicki Minaj and "Game of Thrones" co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, marks the best opening for Diaz since her R-rated BAD TEACHER started out with $31.6 million a few years ago (and went on to cross $100 million).
Critics weren't especially amused by the blonde trio's revenge scheme, with an average of 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, but paying crowds obviously got a few chuckles from the ladies' payback on the cheating Kingslayer and gave it a 'B+' CinemaScore.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER was in second place with $16 million, and while the shield-slinger slipped on this chart, he climbed on another: with $645 million worldwide, the Cap sequel is now the third highest-grossing Marvel Universe movie as it has surpassed THOR: THE DARK WORLD and IRON MAN 2.
In third was the faith-based HEAVEN IS FOR REAL with $13.8 million, putting it at nearly $52 million total on its second weekend in release. The story of a youngster's supposed afterlife visit stayed just ahead of the computer-animated sequel RIO 2 with $13.6 million, now just a few feathers away from crossing the $100 million domestic mark (it's soared to $343 million globally).
The new PG-13 action flick BRICK MANSIONS opened in fifth with $9.6 million. The fact that it was one of actor Paul Walker's final appereances didn't seem to create any significant attraction -- the opening was right in the general range of writer-producer Luc Besson's other recent non-TAKEN actioners (3 DAYS TO KILL - $12.2 million; LOCKOUT - $6.2 million; COLOMBIANA - $10.4 million; FROM PARIS WITH LOVE - $8.1 million).
The rooftop-leaping remake of Besson's DISTRICT B13, which also featured parkour co-founder David Belle, didn't provide thrills for critics (28% on Rotten Tomatoes) but audiences gave the trip through futuristic Detroit a 'B+' CinemaScore.
Johnny Depp's TRANSCENDENCE short-circuited in sixth with $4.1 million, a 62% drop in business for the $100+ million sci-fi movie directed by Oscar-winning INCEPTION cinematographer Wally Pfister. The Depp flopp stayed just ahead of the new supernatural horror release THE QUIET ONES (from Hammer Films) with a $4 million opening.
Outside the chart, DRAFT DAY, NOAH and OCULUS have drifted out of the Top 10, the Tom Hardy driving drama LOCKE opened in limited release to an okay $22k per-screen average, and Disney now has additional bragging rights as FROZEN finally crossed $400 million domestic.
Next weekend officially starts summer blockbuster season as THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 swings into North American theaters -- but the wall-crawler got a head start overseas and has already snared $132 million from international crowds.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||The Other Woman||$24.7 M|
|2.||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||$16 M||$224.8 M|
|3.||Heaven Is for Real||$13.8 M||$51.9 M|
|4.||Rio 2||$13.6 M||$96.1 M|
|5.||Brick Mansions||$9.6 M|
|6.||Transcendence||$4.1 M||$18.4 M|
|7.||The Quiet Ones||$4 M|
|8.||Bears||$3.6 M||$11.1 M|
|9.||Divergent||$3.6 M||$139.4 M|
|10.||A Haunted House 2||$3.2 M||$14.2 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|