#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.
#SPOTTED: SAM CLAFLIN IN TORONTO FILMING “LOVE, ROSIE”
Things undisputably are on the up-and-up for Sam Claflin. The 26-year-old British Actor who made a splash in Box Office Smashes Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White & The Huntsman, soon after was cast in upcoming The Hunger Games Sequel, Catching Fire, in the coveted role of Finnick Odair. Co-Star Jennifer Lawrence in fact also arrived on Canadian soil this weekend to begin work on X-Men: Days of Future Past, being spotted in Montreal Sunday night!
Claflin, arrived in Toronto over the weekend, to begin a few days only of Production on Rom-Com, Love, Rosie, opposite Rising Star Lily Collins, who practically is now a Torontonian after all the time she’s spent here this past year! The Film centers around a pair of Friends who are separated when one (Alex, played by Claflin) relocates with his Family to America and one remains in Dublin (Rosie, played by Collins). “Can Friendship and Love survive distance and separation?”, we are asked in this Adaptation of the popular Novel by Cecelia Ahern (P.S. I Love You). Toronto of course, has been cast in the role of Boston, where part of the Story is set, with the remainder of Production taking place in Dublin.
It has just been announced that Lionsgate Films will distribute The Quiet Ones, a Poltergeist-Horror which has him starring opposite a currently-in-Toronto Jared Harris, with a release date set for April 25, 2014. Meanwhile, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, also from Lionsgate Films (eOne Films in Canada), sees a November 22, 2013 release.
I spotted a redheaded Claflin, out and about earlier today arriving to work and he was awful nice to stop for a quick Snap, happy that I’m excited for Catching Fire. He even signed a Photo for you my Readers, although that will be timed for later in the year. Stay tuned to Mr. Will Wong on Facebook for more on that!
See more Photos of Collins and Claflin filming Love, Rosie in Toronto here.
See my Snaps below:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/GQ)