A female-fueled comedy beat a superhero blockbuster at the box office this weekend.
After holding the top position for three weeks, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has been topped by “The Other Woman” for the No. 1 spot.
Fox’s revenge comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.
“The Other Woman,” a comedy from 20th Century Fox, ranked first, with $24.7 million in estimated sales at the domestic box office. So far this year, ticket sales have been running about 9.4 percent above last year’s, according to the Rentrak reporting service. But the week’s new films, including “The Other Woman,” which stars Cameron Diaz, and, in fifth place, “Brick Mansions,” which features Paul Walker and took in about $9.6 million for Relativity Media, fell well short of blockbuster status.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ranked second, with about $16 million in sales in its fourth weekend for Walt Disney and Marvel, for a total of about $224.9 million in domestic sales since opening. “Heaven Is for Real,” one of several faith-based films making a strong impression this year, ranked third, with $13.8 million in weekend sales for Sony Pictures, and $51.9 million since opening on April 16. “Rio 2,” from Fox, was fourth, with $13.7 million in weekend sales, for a total of $96.2 million since opening in early April. “Transcendence,” a thriller starring Johnny Depp, placed sixth, with $4.1 million in weekend sales for Warner Brothers, and a total of $18.5 million over the last two weeks, a performance that makes it one of the season’s notable flops.
If there was any excitement in the weekend’s results, it surrounded “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which has taken in $132 million since opening abroad, and appears poised for a strong performance when it finally hits screens in the United States on Friday.