Cameron Diaz headliner The Other Woman moved up to number one with $4.3m this weekend ($11.2m total), the romantic comedy seems to have struck a chord and was enough to dethrone Sony Picture's The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in its second week. Spider-man netted $3.2m ($11.4m total) which was good enough for second place. Given the good will from the first film and solid reviews, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should be doing better box office, but as Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out only two weeks before Spider-Man, fans of the comic book film adaptations might have needed a bit more breathing space between titles before lining up at the cinema again.
The Lego Movie continued to show staying power with $2.7m ($27.1m total) even outside of the school holidays, with no family films set to open anytime soon and only a 17% drop in its fourth week of release, The Lego Movie should power on for a while yet.
The Grand Budapest Hotel saw virtually no drop in attendance in its third week with a solid $1.6m ($6.8m total), leaving the only other new opener Transcendence, to round out the top five with a fairly limp $1.3m.
Around the World
The Other Woman continued strong trends, earning $24.7m this weekend at the U.S box office. It was enough to unseat three week champ Captain America: The Winter Soldier which took in $16m ($225m U.S total), with The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro due to open this week in the states it’s likely Captain America will take a sizeable hit. But given it’s fantastic performance so far ($645m worldwide), I don’t think any Marvel execs will be too worried.
No real change in the rest of the line up with the faith-based film Heaven Is For Real pulling in $13.8m ($52m U.S total) in it’s second week. This is the fourth faith themed film to be released this year after Noah, The Son of God and God’s Not Dead, all four have done good to great business which would likely suggest we’ll see an influx of Christian targeted films this time next year.
Rio 2 moved down to fourth with $13.6m ($96m U.S total, $344m worldwide), currently Rio 2 is trailing the original but not by a lot.
Brick Mansions is the latest from the Luc Besson production stable, made notable as it’s the english language remake of another one of his produced films District B13 and it’s the last (completed) film starring the late Paul Walker. Brick Mansions debuted to fifth place with $9.6m, which is about on par with most of Besson’s films (The Family, Lockout, Colombiana) with the exception of the Taken films.
Australian Box Office
|1||The Other Woman||$4.3m|
|2||The Amazing Spider-man 2: Rise of Electro||$3.2m|
|3||The Lego Movie||$2.7m|
|4||The Grand Budapest Hotel||$1.6m|
U.S Box Office
|1||The Other Woman||$24.7m|
|2||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||$16m|
|3||Heaven Is For Real||$13.8m|