The Other Woman wins US box office

The Other Woman has beaten Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the US box office.

The Cameron Diaz comedy brings the Marvel sequel’s three-week run at the top of the chart to an end after taking $24.7m during its opening weekend.

Fox’s senior vice president of domestic distribution Spencer Klein said: “The combination of the three actresses and a fun movie really struck a chord.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped to second place, taking $16.04m on its fourth weekend.

The Chris Evans film’s domestic total now stands at an impressive $224.9 million and becomes the top-grossing April release of all time in North America.

Heaven is for Real took $13.8m in third place, dropping 38.7% from last weekend. The religious film’s domestic total now stands at over $50 million.

Rio 2 slipped to fourth place with $13.65m, while Paul Walker’s second to last film before Fast & Furious 7, Brick Mansions, opened with $9.6m.

Horror movie The Quiet Ones had an underwhelming opening weekend, debuting at number seven with ticket sales of $4m.

Transcendence, Bears, Divergent and A Haunted House 2 also featured in this week’s top ten.

The US weekend box office top ten for April 27 is as follows:
1. (-) The Other Woman – $24,700,000
2. (1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $16,048,000
3. (2) Heaven is for Real – $13,800,000
4. (3) Rio 2 – $13,650,000
5. (-) Brick Mansions – $9,600,000
6. (4) Transcendence – $4,105,000
7. (-) The Quiet Ones – $4,000,000
8. (10) Bears – $3,606,000
9. (7) Divergent – $3,600,000
10. (5) A Haunted House 2 – $3,265,000

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