The Other Woman got off to an impressive start on Friday, and should easily take the top spot over the final weekend of April.
Playing at 3,205 locations, the revenge comedy opened to an estimated $9.3 million yesterday. That's noticeably higher than Bridesmaids ($7.8 million) and 2008 Cameron Diaz comedy What Happens in Vegas ($7.2 million). For the weekend, The Other Woman should earn at least $26 million.
In second place, Captain America: The Winter Soldier fell 53 percent to an estimated $4.5 million. The Marvel Studios sequel has now grossed $213.3 million, which puts it ahead of past April hit Fast Five ($209.8 million).
Faith-based drama Heaven is for Real dipped 48 percent to $4.05 million. Through 10 days, the movie has earned an impressive $42.2 million.
In fourth place, Brick Mansions opened to an estimated $3.6 million. That's below recent Luc Besson movies The Family ($5.4 million) and 3 Days to Kill ($4 million). Still, its above Safe (2012) ($2.6 million), which opened on the same weekend in 2012. By Sunday, Brick Mansions should be over $10 million. Rio 2 dropped a steep 65 percent to $3.28 million. So far, the Blue Sky Animation movie has scored $85.8 million.
Supernatural horror movie The Quiet Ones opened to a horrible $1.5 million on Friday. That's less than half of Devil's Due ($3.5 million), and is even lower than notorious horror bomb Let Me In ($1.9 million). For the weekend, it will likely earn less than $4 million.
On Friday, Frozen finally reached $400 million in total domestic box office. That makes it the 19th movie to reach that milestone, and the 15th to do so without a major re-release. Weekend Projections 1. The Other Woman - $27 million 2. Captain America - $14.5 million 3. Heaven is for Real - $13.4 million 4. Rio 2 - $13 million 5. Brick Mansions - $10.1 million -. The Quiet Ones - $3.8 million