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.

Disney's documentary BEARS crawled up a few spots to eighth with $3.6 million, just ahead of DIVERGENT and the cheapie spoof A HAUNTED HOUSE 2, which lost 63% from its opening last weekend.

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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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



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