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Well, all good things come to an end. The long time nemesis, and logical counter-programming option, the romantic genre, took the mighty superhero genre off the top of the charts. The Other Woman took control of the #1 spot at the box office with over $24 million. Captain America: The Winter Solider slid to second after an impressive month-long run atop the box office, pulling in another $16 million. Heaven is for Real continued being a draw with an estimated $13.8 million in its second week of release. Rio 2 slid into fourth while the Paul Walker vehicle Brick Mansions failed to draw a crowd with an estimated $9.6 million. Perhaps audiences aren’t quite ready to see Walker on-screen yet, surely executives are hoping the wound will heal by the time Fast & Furious 7 comes around. Here is the weekend box-office breakdown:

 

RANK MOVIE WEEKLY GROSS GROSS TO DATE WEEKS IN RELEASE # OF THEATERS
1

20th Century Fox

$24.7M $24.7M 1 3205
2

Walt Disney Pictures

$16.0M $224.9M 4 3620
3

Sony Pictures

$13.8M $51.9M 2 2705
4

20th Century Fox

$13.6M $96.2M 3 3703
5

Relativity Media

$9.6M $9.6M 1 2647
6

Warner Bros. Pictures

$4.1M $18.5M 2 3455
7

Lionsgate/Summit

$4.0M $4.0M 1 2027
8

Walt Disney Pictures

$3.6M $11.2M 2 1720
9

Lionsgate Films/Summit Entertainment

$3.6M $139.5M 6 2066
10

Open Road Films

$3.3M $14.2M 2 2310

 

What does this mean for box office? Seems that husbands and boyfriends took one for the team and accompanied their significant others to a rom-com. Surely they were paying it forward, since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens next weekend and Godzilla a couple of weeks after that. Who says fan-boys aren’t smart?

 

 

Source: Washington Post

 

-Braxter Timberlake-

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