With a certain Marvel dominating the box office Stateside in recent weeks, it was the turn of the female demographic-targeted film to sharpen its nails once more in a bid for box office supremacy.
Starring Knocked Up’s Leslie Mann and thankfully removed from a certain windshield, The Counselor’s Cameron Diaz, latest Rom-Com ‘The Other Woman’ comfortably landed in the top spot this weekend with a healthy taking of $24.7 million, marking Diaz’s strongest opening since 2011’s ‘Bad Teacher’ alongside Jason Segel ($31.7 million).
Ending a three week reign, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ slipped down to second place in a week that has seen the superhero sequel surpass the $200 million mark domestically. Adding another $16 million to its tally, the film has easily beaten out its predecessor ‘The First Avenger’ ($176.6 million).
Elsewhere, we had new releases in the form of ‘Brick Mansions’, one of the final films starring Fast and Furious franchise star Paul Walker whom sadly passed away earlier this year. In addition, Hammer unleashed their latest chiller ‘The Quiet Ones’ starring ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Sam Claflin. Both films struggled to attract American audiences, with such efforts landing in fifth ($9.6 million) and seventh ($4 million) place respectfully.
Here’s the rundown in full:
1. The Other Woman $24.7 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier $16 million
3. Heaven Is For Real $13.8 million
4. Rio 2 $13.6 million
5. Brick Mansions $9.6 million
6. Transcendence $4.1 million
7. The Quiet Ones $4 million
8. Bears $3.606 million
9. Divergent $3.6 million
10. A Haunted House 2 $3.2 million