Weekend Forecast: 'The Other Woman', 'Brick Mansions', & 'The Quiet Ones'

Featured Stories - on April 23, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

apr25.pngOn the final weekend before May officially kicks off the summer box office season, three new wide releases aim to get their share of the market before Hollywood pulls out its big guns.

The Other Woman

PROS:

- Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have starred in their share of comedy hits in the past.
- The lack of appealing movies to women this year could translate to a "ladies' night out" option here.
- The casting of popular supermodel Kate Upton could help entice male audiences, too.

CONS:

- Critical reviews and online buzz range from modest to somewhat poor.
- The last weekend of April has been known to generate more than a few box office disappointments, such as last year's The Big Wedding
- Diaz's box office drawing power is mixed at best. 

Brick Mansions

PROS:

- Fans of the late Paul Walker could turn up for this film, his first release since last November's tragic car crash.
- Twitter, Facebook, and Flixster buzz have all picked up some last-minute momentum ahead of release.

CONS:

- Objectively speaking, the film wouldn't likely be receiving a wide theatrical release under ordinary circumstances.
- Walker's fans are more likely to wait for his final performance in next year's Fast & Furious 7

The Quiet Ones

PROS:

- Lionsgate has a solid history of turning small horror flicks into profitable box office successes.
- Star Sam Claflin is fresh off the massively successful The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

CONS:

- Online buzz is noticeably weak across all platforms, falling lower than Oculus and more in line with that of Devil's Due and You're Next.
- The marketing campaign has done little to raise interest. 

Check out our complete weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, April 27
The Other Woman (2014) Apr 25, 2014 Fox
$16,500,000 $16,500,000
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$15,300,000 $224,300,000
Heaven is for Real Apr 16, 2014 Sony / TriStar
$15,200,000 $53,500,000
Rio 2 Apr 11, 2014 Fox
$13,500,000 $96,400,000
Brick Mansions Apr 25, 2014 Relativity Media
$8,500,000 $8,500,000
The Quiet Ones Apr 25, 2014 Lionsgate
$4,800,000 $4,800,000
Transcendence Apr 18, 2014 Warner Bros.
$4,700,000 $19,100,000
Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$3,800,000 $139,700,000
A Haunted House 2 Apr 18, 2014 Open Road
$3,700,000 $14,700,000
Draft Day Apr 11, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$3,300,000 $24,600,000
God's Not Dead Mar 21, 2014 Freestyle / Pure Flix
$3,200,000 $53,100,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

Tags: predictions, The Quiet Ones, Brick Mansions, The Other Woman

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