NORTH AMERICA: 'The Other Woman' Strong with $33.15M in First Week
on May 02, 2014
By Daniel Garris
Fox's The Other Woman took in $1.87 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for one last time. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton was down 7 percent from Wednesday. That actually represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases, as the evening launch of Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 clearly took a toll on holdovers in general yesterday. The Other Woman exceeded expectations this week with a first place seven-day start of $33.15 million. The film is currently running a healthy 25 percent ahead of the $26.46 million seven-day take of 2008's What Happens in Vegas.
Heaven is for Real was up one spot from Wednesday to claim second on Thursday with $0.978 million. Sony's break-out faith-based drama was down 8 percent from Wednesday and down 44.5 percent from last Thursday. Heaven is for Real placed in third for the week with $18.79 million. That was down 39.5 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's 16-day total to a significantly stronger than expected $56.90 million.
Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier was down one spot from Wednesday to place in third with $0.851 million. The blockbuster 3D superhero sequel was down a sharp 20 percent from Wednesday and down 52 percent from last Thursday, as the film clearly took a significant hit from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yesterday. Captain America: The Winter Soldier took second place this week with $20.54 million. That was down 39.5 percent from the previous week and brings the film's four-week total to a very impressive $229.38 million.
Fox's Rio 2 held steady in fourth place with $0.524 million. The 3D computer animated sequel was down 18 percent from Wednesday and down a hefty 61 percent from last Thursday. Rio 2 placed in fourth for the week with $16.36 million. That represented a 45 percent decline and brings the film's three-week total to a very solid $98.87 million. Rio 2 is set to surpass the $100 million mark today.
Relativity's Brick Mansions rounded out its first week of release with a fifth place take of $0.442 million. The modestly budgeted action thriller starring the late Paul Walker was down 18 percent from Wednesday. Brick Mansions took fifth place for the week with a seven-day start of $11.94 million. While that was towards the higher end of expectations, the film is showing early signs of significant front-loading.
Fellow new wide release The Quiet Ones placed in tenth for the day with $0.193 million. The low-budget horror film from Lionsgate debuted below its already low expectations this week with an eighth place seven-day start of just $4.76 million.