Rounding out the weekend of April 27, 2014, The Other Woman dominated over its competitors, leaving the box office battlefield victorious. Each week, combatants enter the cinematic war zone, bloodthirsty for your cash. Box Office Aftermath is an ongoing column dedicated to recapping the weekend’s total ticket sales.
After a three week stretch of pulling W’s, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was no match for Kate Upton and her arsenal. The Other Woman scored $24.7 million at the box office this weekend, taking first place. For Leslie Mann, this was her sixth best opening weekend, while for Cameron Diaz it was her tenth. However, for director Nick Cassavetes, this was his highest weekend debut, with John Q ($20.27 million) slightly behind.
The Winter Soldier surprisingly only fell 36.6 percent this weekend with $16.21 million. This gives the sequel a $225 million total domestic gross. Over the week the film had surpassed Thor: The Dark World ($206 million) to claim the fifth spot in among the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, trailing behind the Iron Man trilogy and of course The Avengers.
Heaven is for Real stayed strong, only losing 36.3 percent of its audience from last weekend. Coming in third, Heaven is for Real earned $14.35 million. Not bad for a second weekend haul.
With the kiddies, Rio 2 dropped one spot to fourth, taking home $13.88 million. The sequel is slightly behind the original, whereas in its third weekend, Rio had made $104 million by this time. Rio 2 sits at $96 million, and should break $100 million over the week.
Closing out the top five is Brick Mansions, with $9.51 million. I’m actually a bit shocked by this one. With how goofy the movie looked, it did fairly well for itself. We can definitely attest this nice gross to Paul Walker’s star power.
Stumbling out of the top five, in its second weekend, Transcendence comes in at sixth with $4.22 million. This is a 61.2 percent decrease in foot traffic to one of the biggest bombs this year will see. With its $100 million budget, the film sits currently at $18.5 million, with foreign box office helping by only $33 million. Not good.
No one was in the mood for some horror this weekend as The Quiet Ones debuted in seventh. It would appear that audiences may have been fatigued horror movies this year already as the film only gained $3.8 million in 2,027 theaters. With another supernatural horror-thriller in theaters, Oculus plummeted from eighth to fifteenth with $2.18 million for the weekend.
Also in its second weekend was Bears and A Haunted House 2. Bears did well for itself, losing only 21.8 percent of its audience and earning $3.73 million, while A Haunted House 2 took a nose dive from fifth to tenth, falling 63.8 percent and raking in $3.2 million.
(Click the image below to enlarge the charts. All figures are domestic box office results.)
Until the next weekend bout, this has been your Box Office Aftermath.
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Source: Box Office Mojo