Weekend Forecast: 'The Other Woman', 'Brick Mansions', & 'The Quiet Ones'
Featured Stories - on April 23, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff
On 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Apr 4, 2014||Disney
|Heaven is for Real||Apr 16, 2014||Sony / TriStar
|Rio 2||Apr 11, 2014||Fox
|Brick Mansions||Apr 25, 2014||Relativity Media
|The Quiet Ones||Apr 25, 2014||Lionsgate
|Transcendence||Apr 18, 2014||Warner Bros.
|Divergent||Mar 21, 2014||Lionsgate / Summit
|A Haunted House 2||Apr 18, 2014||Open Road
|Draft Day||Apr 11, 2014||Lionsgate / Summit
|God's Not Dead||Mar 21, 2014||Freestyle / Pure Flix
Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.