The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
The month of April and the spring/winter movie season came to a close with only one of three new movies having much of an impact as the Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann comedy The Other Woman (20th Century Fox) scored an impressive $24.7 million opening in 3,204 theaters, or $7.7 thousand per site. It’s another solid hit from the popular Diaz, who has had consistent hits since her debut in Jim Carrey’s The Mask but has once again proven definitively that she doesn’t need a big name male star to have a hit as she’s done before going back to 2000’s Charlie’s Angels.
After three weeks at #1, Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Disney) finally gave way to another movie, dropping to #2 while adding an additional $16 million to its domestic take of $225 million. It grossed an additional $16 million internationally to bring its global total to $645.2 million after a month in theaters.
After a stronger-than-expected Easter weekend opening, the adaptation of the faith-based bestseller Heaven is for Real (Sony/Tristar Pictures) held well in its second weekend, down just 39% to bring in $13.8 million as it crossed the $50 million mark. Not bad for a movie that cost roughly $12 million to make.
Overseas, Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened in more markets including South Korea, Russia, Italy and Japan to bring in another estimated $67.2 million a week before its North American release. South Korea took in $13.4 million with another $8.9 million from Russia, $6.5 million from Italy and $5.2 million from Japan. It also opened in Taiwan, New Zealand, Turkey, the Netherlands and a number of South American countries and it will open in 30 more markets including China, Brazil and France this coming weekend. Other than Japan, the sequel opened in most markets at #1 with a greater amount than the original film with IMAX contributing $4 million to the weekend’s gross on 146 screens. It has grossed $132 million internationally since opening on April 16.
In its third weekend at the domestic box office, the animated sequel Rio 2 (20th Century Fox) dropped one more place to fourth with an estimated $13.7 million for the weekend and $96.2 million total.
The late Paul Walker starred in Brick Mansions (Relativity Media), the English remake of District B13, alongside original star David Belle and rapper RZA, but it opened weakly in fifth place with just $9.6 million in 2,647 theaters, or $3,600 per location.
More bad news for Johnny Depp’s sci-fi thriller Transcendence (Warner Bros.), as it dive-bombed in its second weekend, dropping 62% from its opening weekend to take sixth place with $4.1 million. It has grossed $18.5 million after ten days and may not even gross $30 million domestically, although it’s doing slightly better overseas where it has grossed $33.1 million so far.
The last of the new movies opening this weekend was the British horror flick The Quiet Ones (Lionsgate), co-starring “The Hunger Games'” Sam Claflin and Jared Harris from “Mad Men,” which tanked hard over the weekend, opening in seventh place with just $4 million in 2,027 theaters, less than $2,000 per location.
Disneynature’s Bears held well in its second weekend, moving up two notches to #8 with $3.6 million (down just 25% from the holiday weekend) with a total gross of $11.1 million.
It came out just a few thousand dollars ahead of the latest young adult hit Divergent (Summit), which also took in $3.6 million to bring its total to $139.5 million. The first chapter of the four-part trilogy has grossed another $93.2 million overseas to bring its global total to $232.5 million.
Marlon Wayans’ A Haunted House 2 (Open Road) joined Transcendence in its second weekend plunge, dropping 63% and five places to take tenth place with $3.3 million over the weekend and $14.2 million total.
The Top 10 grossed about $96 million, which was up $16 million from the same April closing weekend last year when Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, topped the box office with just $20.2 million.
As far as limited releases, the Tom Hardy vehicle Locke (A24) opened in four New York and Los Angeles theaters where it grossed $89.2 thousand or $22k per site, by far the best theater average for the weekend. The WWII drama Walking with the Enemy opened in 258 theaters but averaged less than $1,400 per site for a weekend total of $357 thousand.
Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films.