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Other Woman seizes box office crown from Captain America

Published on Apr 28, 2014 6:24 AM
Cinema still: The Other Woman starring (from left) Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. -- FILE PHOTO: FOX

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - The Other Woman, a female-centred comedy about marital infidelity, elbowed aside three-time box office champion Captain America: The Winter Soldier to win the race at United States (US) and Canadian theatres this weekend.

The Other Woman had ticket sales of US$24.7 million (S$31 million), while Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in US$16 million, bringing its total domestic sales since its April 4 release to US$225 million.

The PG-rated faith-based drama Heaven Is For Real came in third with US$13.8 million for the period of Friday through Sunday, according to estimates from box office tracking firm Rentrak. The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton as women dating the same married man, overcame largely negative reviews to far surpass industry expectations of an opening weekend in the region of US$17 million.

The US$40 million film also stars Leslie Mann as the wife who teams up with the two women to get revenge on her cheating husband, played by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known for his role as Jaime Lannister in the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones.

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