The Other Woman proved to be critic-proof as the latest Cameron Diaz comedy took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $24.7 million.
The comedy sent three-week champ, Captain America: The Winter Soldier to second place, which added another $16 million to its $225 million run. Faith-based film, Heaven is for Real also dropped one spot to third with another $13.8 million. That marks it as the fourth faith-based film to pass $50 million domestically.
Animated sequel, Rio 2 claimed fourth place soaring high with $13.7 million in its third weekend. While newcomer, Brick Mansions starring the late Paul Walker scored a fifth place opening with $9.6 million.
Note: These #’s are based on Sunday’s projections and can change with Monday’s actual #’s.
#1 – The Other Woman (NR)
$24.7 million / $24.7 million total
The Other Woman came at the right time to knock off Marvel’s blockbuster superhero. Despite being panned by critics, The Other Woman was the clear winner this weekend. Cameron Diaz hasn’t had a hit since 2011’s Bad Teacher. And with Kate Upton and Leslie Mann backing her up in this comedy, The Other Woman could be her strongest box office release since. Expect a fair hold next weekend even with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging into theaters.
#2 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (1)
$16.0 million / $224.9 million total
Earlier in the week, Captain America: The Winter Soldier passed Thor: The Dark World to become the top MCU film that’s not The Avengers or Iron Man. At $225 million, Winter Soldier is gunning to the top spot of 2014, just $27 million shy of The LEGO Movie. $250 million is guaranteed for the patriotic hero, but not more thanks to Spidey’s release this Friday.
#3 – Heaven is for Real (2)
$13.8 million / $51.9 million total
An strong Easter hold was a blessing for Heaven is for Real. But like the other faith films of 2014 (Son of God, God’s Not Dead), Heaven is for Real continues to hold well. As an alternative to the upcoming summer popcorn films on the horizon, Heaven is for Real should keep sticking around in the coming weeks.
#4 – Rio 2 (3)
$13.7 million / $96.2 million total
Rio 2 continues to trail the first film by 10 percent. Still, the animated sequel is expected to break the century mark sometime this week. A lack of animated competition in May will push the film towards a leggy run. But catching up to the 2011 film is out of the question at this point. Still, Blue Sky Entertainment has another hit on their hands.
#5 – Brick Mansions (NR)
$9.6 million / $9.6 million total
Brick Mansions is the late Paul Walker’s weakest opening since Running Scared in 2006. Most known for his role in The Fast and the Furious, Walker’s films typically opened above $10 million. Unlike The Other Woman, the negative reviews for Brick Mansions only hurt this film’s less-than-stellar opening.
Opening Next Week: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Belle (limited), Walk of Shame (limited)
Source: Box Office Mojo
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Matt Marshall is a YouTube movie reviewer who hosts MNMreviews. He has a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College and resides in Rochester, NY.