The critically savaged female revenge comedy The Other Woman pulled in a surprising $24 million over the weekend, to take the top spot away from Captain America finally. The movie attracted an audience that was more than 75% female and got a "B+" Cinemascore, so Fox is now hoping the movie will keep doing good business based on word of mouth- a sad comment on the tastes of female moviegoers (and I say that as one of them) but good news for Cameron Diaz I suppose, who remains something of a box office draw despite the terrible movies she stars in.
Meanwhile, Captain America 2 fell to second place, earning $16 million for a $225 million total, showing strong resilience as two new superhero movies are set to come out over the next month- first The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and then X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's a question mark how well those movies will do now- Spider-Man has already opened to big numbers overseas but the early word on it is mixed-negative (we'll finally get major reviews this week), while the X-Men movie is currently reeling from the recent sexual assault accusations leveled against director Bryan Singer, who's dropped out of all promotion for the film. Rounding out the top five was Heaven is For Real, with 13 million (also showing strength), Rio 2 with just under that much, and Brick Mansions, Paul Walker's last completed film with $9.6 million.
- The Other Woman- $24.7 million
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier- $16 million
- Heaven is For Real- $13.8 million
- Rio 2- $13.6 million
- Brick Mansions- $9.6 million
Next week the big release is Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will I'm sure be a huge draw, but I'm more interested in how good it turns out since I kind of hated the first one, along with some low buzz, independent releases, so other than Spidey it'll be pretty quiet.