April 27, 2014

EARLY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “The Other Woman” Stays On Top


Saturday’s box office didn’t bring any major changes to the results indicated by Friday’s, according to preliminary numbers at DeadlineTHE OTHER WOMAN (20th) was fairly flat, rising only 3% Friday-to-Saturday for $9.6M on its 2d day of release, still on track for a $25M weekend that will put it well in front of the competition.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Disney/Marvel) remained in 2d place with $7.4M on Saturday (down about 30% from last Saturday), and is in position to keep that place for the weekend with around $17M, since HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (TriStar/Sony) was behind with a $5.8M Saturday (also down about 30%), which would typically mean a $14M weekend.  But there’s still the possibility that Sunday will be so strong for Heaven that it jumps past Captain for the weekend.

As expected, Saturday matinees enabled RIO 2 (20th/Blue Sky) to zoom past BRICK MANSIONS (Relativity) for the next slot, as Rio 2 had a $6.4M Saturday (down about 25% from last Saturday), compared to just $3.5M for Mansions (which was flat with its opening day).  Rio 2 should end up with a $13M weekend, and Brick Mansions with $9.5M.

TRANSCENDENCE (Warners) and THE QUIET ONES (Lionsgate) were the next close pair, with Transcendence at $1.7M on Saturday (down 55% from last week) and Quiet Ones at $1.4M (just about flat with opening day).  Both should have dismal $4M weekends, which is much worse news for the very expensive Transcendence.  BEARS (Disney) had a $1.1M Saturday (down about 30% from last week), and A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 (Open Road) was just under $1M (down 65%).  Both should be in the neighborhood of $3M for the weekend.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."