#BOXOFFICE: “THE OTHER WOMAN” IS THE LEADING LADY AT BOX OFFICE
Who said Rom-Coms were dead? The Other Woman takes the top of the Box Office this weekend across North America, earning $24.7 million from 3,204 theatres in its debut for 20th Century Fox. Starring Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz, the Comedy centers around three Women who are all involved with the same Man. Audiences gave it a solid B+ Cinemascore, while Critics gave it a 25% on the Tomatometer only.
Former Champ Captain America: The Winter Soldier in its fourth week slips to second with $15.9 million, making it surpass $223 million in earnings, breaking the Record for highest-grossing April release of all time.
Heaven is Real continues to be highly bankable for Sony Pictures, in third this weekend with $13.9 million in its second week out. It just broke the $50-million mark in North America.
Rio 2 finds itself in fourth for 20th Century Fox also, with $12.7 million, just ahead of VVS Films/Relativity Media‘s Brick Mansions which opens in fifth spot with $9.6 million. The Montreal-made Film is one of Paul Walker‘s final Films, getting a 28% rating on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
The Quiet Ones opens in eighth spot for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with a 39% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore. The Horror stars Sam Claflin and Jared Harris.
A Haunted House 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million for Open Road Films/VVS Films in its second week out.
#BOXOFFICE: “CAPTAIN AMERICA” ON-TOP A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEKEND
For a third consecutive week, Captain America: The Winter Solider dominates the Box Office this Easter Weekend, bringing-in a hefty $26.6 million. To-date, the Sequel has grossed $200 million in North America for Disney, warding-off a challenge from Rio 2 once again.
Repeating last week’s second place finish, 20th Century Fox‘s Rio 2 earns $22.5 million this weekend, a two-week total of $75.9 million.
Religious-themed Heaven is for Real in its debut, opens with a surprising $22.2 million from 2,417 theatres for Sony Pictures. Starring Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church and Kelly Reilly, the Film is a True Story about a Father who must find the strength and conviction to share his Son’s extraordinary experience with the World. Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a 56% on the Tomatometer.
Sci-Fi-Thriller, Transcendence, opens in fourth for Warner Bros. with $11.2 million from 3,455 theatres, below expectations. The Film starring Rebecca Hall and Johnny Depp didn’t fare well with Critics, tallying 20% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
A Haunted House 2 opens with $9.1 million in fifth for Open Road Films, from 2,310 theatres. The Marlon Wayans Spoof Comedy couldn’t quite top its Predecessor which debut last Spring with $18 million. Critics gave it 7% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten are God’s Not Dead with $4.9 million in its fifth week, followed by Disney Nature‘s Bears with $4.7 million from 1,720 theatres, the latter receiving a stellar 88% rating on the Tomatometer and a great A CinemaScore.
#BOXOFFICE: “CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER” WARDS OFF STIFF CHALLENGE FROM “RIO 2”
Last week’s North American Box Office Champ Captain America: The Winter Solider continues to perform beautifully in its second week with $41 million from 3,938 theatres for Disney.
Although it certainly was a tight match, RIO 2 soars high enough for second with $38 million from 3,948 theatres this weekend in a heated Battle of the Sequels, for 20th Century Fox. The Sequel to the 2011 Hit, reunites Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg for more aviary adventures. By comparison its Predecessor debuted with $39, besting this Instalment slightly. Critics weren’t crazy about it with a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes, although Audiences loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
Oculus debuts in third spot for VVS Films/Relativity Media with $12 million from 2,648 theatres. The Horror starring Katie Sackhoff received great Reviews from Critics, 71% at Rotten Tomatoes, although Audiences gave it only a C CinemaScore.
Football Drama Draft Day debuts in fourth spot for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $9.7 million from 2,781 theatres. Starring Kevin Costner, Critics gave it a decent 61% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it an B+ CinemaScore.
Divergent in its fourth week out, is in fifth spot with $7.4 million, just surpassing the $125-million-mark domestically for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
Former Champ, Mr. Peabody and Sherman rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million for 20th Century Fox in its sixth week of release.