BOX OFFICE REPORT April 25-27, 2014(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
TOP 51. The Other Woman ($24.7 million)2. Captain America II ($16.0 million)3. Heaven is for Real ($13.8 million)4. Rio 2 ($13.6 million)5. Brick Mansions ($9.6 million)
It took four weeks and a trio of women, but Captain America has finally been defeated. In The Other Woman, Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz joined Kate Upton to seek revenge on the man who had been cheating on all of them. The raunchy comedy made $24.7 million despite awful reviews. It once again shows that Hollywood has so few movies marketed toward women that audiences will turn out for almost anything, even if it's terrible.
The Winter Soldier is now the second-biggest movie of 2014 domestically and will finish as the highest-grossing Marvel movie without Iron Man or Spider-Man (for now). It surprisingly held off Heaven is for Real, which has nearly outgrossed God's Not Dead and Son of God in only two weeks.
Finally, Brick Mansions managed to pique the curiosity of action junkies and Paul Walker fans. It made $9.6 million, far ahead of Transcendence in its second week (which took a major dip along with A Haunted House 2).
Outside the top 5: - This Weekend's Indie Champ: Locke, Tom Hardy's harrowing one-man show. It averaged $22,300 on each of its four screens.
- After 155 days in theaters, Frozen finally joined the $400 Million Club.
- Walking with the Enemy, about an man going undercover with the S.S. to avoid capture, was D.O.A. It only made $357,000 on 258 theaters, for a weak average of only $1,384.
Next week: And so it begins. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the only major release. Despite lukewarm reviews and perhaps the onset of superhero fatigue, it will be the No. 1 movie by a wide margin. The first made $62 million its first weekend (but with its early opening had racked up $137 million). Anything under $80 million would be a significant disappointment.