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NORTH AMERICA: Weekend Actuals: 'The Other Woman' Debuts in First Place with Strong $24.76M on April 28, 2014

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By Daniel Garris

Fox's The Other Woman easily led the way this weekend with a strong start of $24.76 million. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton exceeded its pre-release expectations heading into the weekend. The film likely received an added boost from the relative lack of films aimed directly towards female moviegoers over the past two months. Diaz tends to be hit and miss at the box office when in starring roles, with The Other Woman clearly looking like a hit at this point, especially given its modest price tag. Diaz will be back in theatres before long, when Sony releases Sex Tape on July 25. The Other Woman debuted 23 percent stronger than the $20.17 million start of 2008's What Happens in Vegas, though it remains to be seen if it will be able to hold up nearly as well as that film did.

The Other Woman should provide a strong counter programming option to Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next weekend, but will face new direct competition the following weekend when Universal releases Neighbors on May 9. The Other Woman opened with $9.29 million on Friday, increased 4 percent on Saturday to take in $9.66 million and declined 40 percent on Sunday to gross $5.81 million. That placed the film's 3-day to Friday ratio at 2.67 to 1. The Other Woman received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore.

The weekend's other high-profile new wide release, Relativity's Brick Mansions, debuted in fifth place with $9.52 million. The action thriller starring the late Paul Walker debuted towards the higher end of its modest expectations. The debut was a respectable one given the film's modest price tag and the fact that it was a relatively late addition to the release date calendar. Brick Mansions opened with $3.55 million on Friday, was up a slim 2 percent on Saturday to gross $3.62 million and fell 35 percent on Sunday to take in $2.35 million. That put the film's 3-day to Friday ratio at 2.68 to 1. Like The Other Woman, Brick Mansions also received a B+ rating on CinemaScore. Brick Mansions will likely take a significant hit from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next weekend.

On the heels of last weekend's close three-way race for first, it was a fairly close three-way race for second this weekend between Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sony's Heaven is for Real and Fox's Rio 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier led that pack to claim second place with $16.22 million. While the 3D blockbuster superhero sequel saw its streak of three consecutive weekends at #1 come to an end this weekend, it still held up nicely by falling 37 percent from last weekend. The Winter Soldier likely received an additional boost this weekend from moviegoers who wanted to catch the film before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enters the marketplace next weekend. Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues to exceed expectations with a 24-day take of $225.06 million. That places the film 20.5 percent ahead of the $186.71 million 24-day gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real also held up nicely this weekend with a third place take of $14.35 million. The break-out faith-based drama was down a healthy 36 percent from last weekend's Easter inflated debut. Heaven is for Real received a bit of additional help this weekend thanks to expanding into an additional 288 locations. With a strong twelve-day start of $52.46 million, Heaven is for Real is clearly continuing the recent trend of faith-based films that have exceeded expectations at the box office (joining Son of God and God's Not Dead). Heaven is for Real will hope to continue to hold up well going forward, thanks in part to strong word of mouth and from serving as a potential alternative to May's heavy line-up of likely blockbusters.

Rio 2 claimed fourth with $13.88 million for the frame. The 3D computer animated sequel was down 37 percent from last weekend. Rio 2 continues to have a very solid run overall with a 17-day take of $96.39 million. That leaves the film just $3.61 million away from reaching the $100 million milestone and places the film 7 percent behind the $104.01 million 17-day take of 2011's Rio.

Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones debuted in seventh place with $3.88 million. The lower profile PG-13 horror film debuted below its already low pre-release expectations. The Quiet Ones was unable to make much noise across social media platforms in the weeks leading up to its release, which is typically a very troubling sign for horror films. The film received a lackluster C+ rating on CinemaScore and should fade away from theatres very quickly.

Meanwhile, Warner's Transcendence continued to disappoint in a very big way a sixth place take of $4.23 million. The pricey sci-fi drama starring Johnny Depp was down 61 percent from last weekend's already poor start and has grossed just $18.59 million through ten days of release (which is below what most had been expecting the film to gross during its opening weekend).

In other box office news, Disney's Frozen surpassed the $400 million domestic mark this weekend after grossing $189,962 for the frame. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Frozen is the 19th film of all-time to have reached the $400 million milestone and is the sixth Disney release to have done so.

NORTH AMERICA: Studio Estimates: 'The Other Woman' Debuts in First with Strong $24.7M; 'Brick Mansions' #5 with Solid $9.6M on April 27, 2014

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Sunday Update: Fox's The Other Woman easily led the way this weekend with an estimated start of $24.7 million. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton exceeded its pre-release expectations heading into the weekend. The film likely received an added boost from the relative lack of films aimed directly towards female moviegoers over the past two months. Diaz tends to be hit and miss at the box office when in starring roles, with The Other Woman clearly looking like a hit at this point, especially given its modest price tag. Diaz will be back in theatres before long, when Sony releases Sex Tape on July 25. The Other Woman debuted 22.5 percent stronger than the $20.17 million start of 2008's What Happens in Vegas, though it remains to be seen if it will be able to hold up nearly as well as that film did.

The Other Woman should provide a strong counter programming option to Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next weekend, but will face new direct competition the following weekend when Universal releases Neighbors on May 9. The Other Woman opened with $9.3 million on Friday, increased 4 percent on Saturday to take in $9.65 million and is estimated to decline 40 percent on Sunday to gross $5.75 million. That places the film's estimated 3-day to Friday ratio at 2.66 to 1. The film received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore.

The weekend's other high-profile new wide release, Relativity's Brick Mansions, debuted in fifth place with an estimated $9.6 million. The action thriller starring the late Paul Walker debuted towards the higher end of its modest expectations. The debut was a respectable one given the film's modest price tag and the fact that it was a relatively late addition to the release date calendar. Brick Mansions opened with $3.59 million on Friday, was up a slim 1 percent on Saturday to gross $3.62 million and is estimated to fall 34 percent on Sunday to take in $2.39 million. That puts the film's estimated 3-day to Friday ratio at 2.67 to 1. Like The Other Woman, Brick Mansions also received a B+ rating on CinemaScore. Brick Mansions will likely take a significant hit from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next weekend.

On the heels of last weekend's close three-way race for first, it was a fairly close three-way race for second this weekend between Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sony's Heaven is for Real and Fox's Rio 2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier led that pack to claim second place with an estimated $16.05 million. While the 3D blockbuster superhero sequel saw its streak of three consecutive weekends at #1 come to an end this weekend, it still held up nicely by falling 37 percent from last weekend. The Winter Soldier likely received an additional boost this weekend from moviegoers who wanted to catch the film before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enters the marketplace next weekend. Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues to exceed expectations with a 24-day take of $224.89 million. That places the film 20 percent ahead of the $186.71 million 24-day gross of last year's Thor: The Dark World.

Heaven is for Real also held up nicely this weekend with an estimated third place take of $13.8 million. The break-out faith-based drama was down a solid 38 percent from last weekend's Easter inflated debut. Heaven is for Real received a bit of additional help this weekend thanks to expanding into an additional 288 locations. With a strong twelve-day start of $51.91 million, Heaven is for Real is clearly continuing the recent trend of faith-based films that have exceeded expectations at the box office (joining Son of God and God's Not Dead). Heaven is for Real will hope to continue to hold up well going forward, thanks in part to strong word of mouth and from serving as a potential alternative to May's heavy line-up of likely blockbusters.

Rio 2 claimed fourth with an estimated $13.65 million. The 3D computer animated sequel was down 38 percent from last weekend. Rio 2 continues to have a very solid run overall with a 17-day take of $96.16 million. That leaves the film just $3.84 million away from reaching the $100 million milestone and places the film 7.5 percent behind the $104.01 million 17-day take of 2011's Rio.

Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones debuted in seventh place with an estimated $4.0 million. The lower profile PG-13 horror film debuted below its already low pre-release expectations. The Quiet Ones was unable to make much noise across social media platforms in the weeks leading up to its release, which is typically a very troubling sign for horror films. The film received a lackluster C+ rating on CinemaScore and should fade away from theatres quickly.

Meanwhile, Warner's Transcendence continued to disappoint in a very big way with an estimated sixth place take of $4.11 million. The pricey sci-fi drama starring Johnny Depp was down 62 percent from last weekend's already poor start and has grossed just $18.47 million through ten days of release (which is below what most had been expecting the film to gross during its opening weekend).

In other box office news, Disney's Frozen surpassed the $400 million domestic mark this weekend after grossing an estimated $152,000 for the frame. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Frozen is the 19th film to have reached the $400 million milestone and is the sixth Disney release to have done so.

Saturday Update: Fox reports that The Other Woman hauled in $9.3 million on Friday, putting the comedy on track for a very healthy $24 million opening weekend. The lineup of Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton has proven to be a hit with the film's targeted female audience. Early word of mouth from the Flixster community is modest with a 69 percent score as of Saturday morning.

Brick Mansions, starring the late Paul Walker, posted $3.59 million in its opening day. BoxOffice projects the actor's second-to-last film will tally $10 million by the end of the weekend.

Rounding out this weekend's openers, Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones grossed a soft $1.52 mllion on Friday. The PG-13 horror flick should take in around $3.8 million for the weekend. Word of mouth appears to be struggling so far with a low 39 percent Flixster score.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Friday Update #2: Sources report that The Other Woman is performing well so far today, with a chance at topping $20 million for the weekend.

Meanwhile, Brick Mansions is on pace to bring in between $8 million and $10 million for the weekend.

Lionsgate's The Quiet Ones is off to a sluggish start today. Early reports indicate the horror flick may fall below $7 million for the weekend.

More updates as they come.

Friday Update #1: Sources report that Brick Mansions earned an estimated $400,000 from early shows on Thursday evening. That's a healthy start for the action flick starring Paul Walker.

Check back throughout the day for further updates on Brick Mansions, as well as this weekend's other new releases (The Other Woman and The Quiet Ones).

GLOBAL: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Takes Commanding Lead Ahead of North American Debut, 'Rio 2' Reaches $250M Overseas on April 27, 2014

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KEY POINTS:

- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 nets $132M ahead of North America, China debut.

- Rio 2 Reaches $250M overseas.

- Transcendence adds $10.8 in overseas campaign.

- Spanish film Ocho Apellidos Vascos continues shattering records in home market.

A $67.2 million weekend gave The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the overseas weekend crown and brought its global up to $132 million a weekend before its bow in China and North America.

IMAX screenings netted $4 million from 146 screens around the world, with new openings contributing a $35,000 per-screen average. South Korea is responsible for driving up that average after reporting a PSA of $60k over the weekend. Spidey 2 has grossed $7 million to date from IMAX screenings worldwide. The IMAX screen count for the film will cross the 700 mark next weekend, a first for the company.

South Korea was the top opener for the Spidey sequel, catching the #1 spot with a $13.4 million debut. Russia took an $8.9 million bow for first place, 3% ahead of its predecessor’s opening in the market. Italy posted a #1 debut with $6.5 million, 20% ahead of the last entry in the franchise. Japan opened to #3 in the marked with $5.2 million. Taiwan brought in $4.1 million in its opening weekend.

The UK led hold-overs with $5.7 million to bring its market total up to $27.8 million. Mexico retained the #1 spot with a $4.3 million take in its second frame to reach a $19.5 million cume. Australia brought in $3.1 million to brings its total up to $10.7 million. The sequel grossed $2.7 million in its second weekend in Germany to reach a $10.8 million cume.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 expands to 30 new markets next weekend, including Brazil, China, France, India, and North America.

Rio 2 added $27.5 million from 13,385 screens in 68 markets. The animated sequel is up to $250 million overseas and $346.1 million worldwide.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier added $16 million to its overseas total in its fifth weekend across 55 territories. The film has already passed the overseas totals of Captain America ($194M), Iron Man ($267M), Thor ($268M) and Iron Man 2 ($312M). The Captain America sequel is already 117% ahead of the first installment’s $194 million lifetime overseas run.

The Cap sequel is up to $420 million overseas and $645.2 million globally. The global cume is 74% ahead of its predecessor’s and had already eclipsed Iron Man 2’s $624 million.

The Winter Soldier is the second highest grossing Disney film of all time in China, where it has earned $107.6 million. Other top markets include the UK ($30.2M), South Korea ($29.3M), Mexico ($24.4M), and Brazil ($21.3M).

Noah brought in $11.1 million from 56 territories, only a 53% drop from last weekend’s holiday frame. The Biblical epic is now up to $222.7 million overseas and $319.9 million worldwide.

Noah collected $1.8 million from 481 locations in Brazil, a 57% dip from last weekend. The film has grossed a strong $27.2 million after four frames Brazil. France contributed $1.5 million from 443 theaters in its third session, a 35% slide, to reach a $9.8 million cume. Italy was only down 47% in its third weekend, adding $1.2 million from 341 cinemas to reach a $9.7 million total.

The Other Woman scored a $12.8 million tally from 1,748 screens in 31 markets. The comedy hit the $20 million mark overseas and is up to $45.3 million globally,

Transcendence reached a $33.1 million overseas total after adding $10.8 million from 37 markets. The film has grossed $51.6 million worldwide.

Divergent collected $9.7 million from 74 markets over the weekend. The film has grossed $93.2 million overseas and $232.5 million worldwide.

Frozen earned $7.2 million from three remaining territories to reach a $743.6 million overseas total in its 23rd weekend of release. The film has now reached $1.143 billion worldwide.

Frozen is the highest grossing Disney/Pixar release of all time in Japan with $118.2 million after holding the #1 spot in the country for a seventh consecutive weekend. Other top markets include South Korea ($76.9M), the UK ($65.2M), China ($48.7M), and Germany ($48.2M).

The LEGO Movie built up another good weekend overseas, reaching the $200 million mark outside of North America after registering $5.4 million on 2,500 screens across 25 markets. The film’s top performing markets include the UK ($54.7M), Australia ($25.1M), and France ($12.2M). The Lego Movie has grossed $452.8 million globally.

The Grand Budapest Hotel brought in $5.1 million from 1,950 screens in 33 markets. The Wes Anderson film is up to $82.8 million overseas and $135.1 million worldwide.

Ocho Apeliidos Vascos is the #1 film in Spain for the seventh consecutive weekend. The film added $4.7 million from 320 dates to teach a $59.7 million total in its home country after 45 days of release. The film is set to pass Titanic as the second highest grossing film of all time in Spain behind Avatar. The film is the highest grossing Spanish film of all time in its home market.

Ocho Apellidos Vascos has recorded more consecutive #1 weekends than any other Spanish film in Spain. Avatar and Titanic hold the overall record with nine consecutive weekends. Ocho Apellidos Vascos is Universal’s highest grossing film of all time in Spain.

Babysitting posted a strong hold in its second weekend in France, adding $3 million from 350 dates to reach a $7.3 million 12-day total.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman earned $2.4 million from 2,357 screens in 16 markets. The film has grossed a total of $154 million overseas and $261.6 million worldwide.

Ride Along took another $1.1 million at 440 dates in 10 territories over the weekend. The comedy is now up to $17.1 million overseas and $151.3 million worldwide.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Nets $132M Ahead of North American Release on April 27, 2014

tasm2.pngA $67.2 million weekend gave The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the overseas weekend crown and brought its global up to $132 million a weekend before its bow in China and North America.

IMAX screenings netted $4 million from 146 screens around the world, with new openings contributing a $35,000 per-screen average. South Korea is responsible for driving up that average after reporting a PSA of $60k over the weekend. Spidey 2 has grossed $7 million to date from IMAX screenings worldwide. The IMAX screen count for the film will cross the 700 mark next weekend, a first for the company.

South Korea was the top opener for the Spidey sequel, catching the #1 spot with a $13.4 million debut. Russia took an $8.9 million bow for first place, 3% ahead of its predecessor’s opening in the market. Italy posted a #1 debut with $6.5 million, 20% ahead of the last entry in the franchise. Japan opened to #3 in the marked with $5.2 million. Taiwan brought in $4.1 million in its opening weekend.

The UK led hold-overs with $5.7 million to bring its market total up to $27.8 million. Mexico retained the #1 spot with a $4.3 million take in its second frame to reach a $19.5 million cume. Australia brought in $3.1 million to brings its total up to $10.7 million. The sequel grossed $2.7 million in its second weekend in Germany to reach a $10.8 million cume.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 expands to 30 new markets next weekend, including Brazil, China, France, India, and North America.

'Ocho Apellidos Vascos' Continues Shattering Records in Spain on April 27, 2014

Spanish_Affairs.jpgOcho Apeliidos Vascos is the #1 film in Spain for the seventh consecutive weekend. The film added $4.7 million from 320 dates to teach a $59.7 million total in its home country after 45 days of release, and it is set to pass Titanic as the second highest grossing flick of all time in Spain behind Avatar. The film is the highest grossing Spanish-language effort of all time in its home market. Ocho Apellidos Vascos has recorded more consecutive #1 weekends than any other Spanish film in Spain. Avatar and Titanic hold the overall record with nine consecutive weekends. Ocho Apellidos Vascos is Universal’s highest grossing film of all time in Spain.


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