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The Other Woman tops North American box office

Published on Apr 29, 2014 6:40 AM
Stills from The Other Woman starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Manna and Kate Upton. -- FILE PHOTO: FOX

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Romantic comedy The Other Woman shrugged off a barrage of negative reviews to claim top spot at the North American box office this weekend, data showed on Monday.

The movie, starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann as three women who gang up on the man they discover has been cheating on them, took US$24.8 million (S$31.2 million) on its opening weekend, figures from Exhibitor Relations showed.

The opening came despite the film receiving some savagely critical reviews, with The New York Times branding it "dumb, lazy, clumsily assembled and unoriginal".

Second place was occupied by Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the latest big-screen adventure based on the iconic Marvel superhero starring Chris Evans.

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