Given the ridiculous success of superhero movies these days, it’s quite rare when one stays at the top of the box office for only a single week. Even more surprising is when it is overtaken by a light comedy that is generally considered to be tailored to only one gender. But that’s what has happened this week, with Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman overtaking The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro. The films, both in their second week of release, each added a hefty amount to their box office haul. Audiences are clearly loving seeing Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton take revenge on the Kingslayer! Also continuing to do incredible business are The LEGO Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which can likely expect some awards chatter by the end of the year. Johnny Depp’s Transcendence debuted at #5 with a decent $1.38 million, but it’s a bit of a worry when a big-budget film starring one of the biggest actors in Hollywood doesn’t take the top spot. Hopefully word of mouth can help boost the film in the coming weeks!
|1||The Other Woman||FOX||$4,345,633|
|2||The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro||SONY PICTURES||$3,285,059|
|3||The LEGO Movie||ROADSHOW||$2,692,416|
|4||The Grand Budapest Hotel||FOX||$1,611,727|
|6||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||WALT DISNEY||$1,326,500|
|8||Mr. Peabody and Sherman||FOX||$970,529|
|9||Muppets Most Wanted||WALT DISNEY||$645,609|
It’s a bit light-on for new releases this week. Opening on Thursday is the new comedy Fading Gigolo, which stars John Turturro (who also directs) as a man who becomes a professional gigolo to make money to support his friend Murray (Woody Allen). The film also stars Sharon Stone, Live Schreiber and Sofia Vergara. This weekend also brings with it advanced screenings of new Seth Rogen comedy Bad Neighbours. The film stars Rogen and Australia’s Rose Byrne as a couple living a comfortable life in the suburbs who are forced to live next to a fraternity house when a group of young men (led by Zac Efron) move in next door. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), the film looks like a lot of fun and a great choice for anyone looking for a few good laughs over the weekend!
All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.