Here’s your box office report for this past weekend which saw “The Other Woman,” starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton’s breasts, win the weekend with a $24.7 million opening. That impressive debut ended the three-week run of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the scrappy independent drama about small-town Nebraska drug dealers looking for a better way of life. I’m sure Ronnie, Billy, and Smoking Joe will return in a sequel.
Let’s enjoy this calm before “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ opens this week, kicking off the summer movie season and throwing everything into glorious tumult.
As always, the numbers listed are estimates and are highly flammable.
1.) “The Other Woman,” $24.7M. If I’m an executive at Fox, I’m urging my bosses to send Leslie Mann a lengthy thank-you car stuffed with a blank check. She single-handedly prevented this movie from being an atrocity.
2.) “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $16.0M. Since I have nothing new to say, a story:
I went to Friday’s 9:30 a.m. showing of “The Other Woman” at my local multiplex. Seated about three rows down from me was a guy who never shut off his cell phone the entire time. I can’t express this strongly enough: Put your cell phone away. In a darkened theater, the light emanating from that tiny device is blinding. Oh, and if you can’t tear yourself away from your phone for two hours perhaps you shouldn’t be going to the movies.
3.) “Heaven is for Real,” $13.8M. Here’s a cool fact, according to Box Office Mojo: This picked up an additional 288 theaters between weekends.
4.) “Rio 2,” $13.7M. In a fair world, “Ernest & Celestine” would have made half of what this soulless cash-grab has made.
5.) “Brick Mansions,” $9.6M. Easily beats out the plummeting “Transcendence,” which is shaping up to be quite the flop: $100 million budget, $18.5 million domestic gross (h/t Box Office Mojo).
Source: Box Office Mojo