Box Office: “Other Woman” set to slap “Captain America,” “Heaven” should hang on

Image“The Other Woman” isn’t nearly as raunchy as “Bridesmaids”, or as McCarthy or Bullocky as “The Heat.” But listening to the excited chatter and reaction o the mostly-female preview audience I saw it with, this Cameron Diaz/Leslie Mann/Kate Upton comedy has BIG potential.

Reviews have been surprisingly poor, overall.

Box office Mojo is saying $17 million. I’d say higher. It’s funny, especially in the first hour.

Box Office Guru is calling it a $14 million hit, which might not let it win the weekend over “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

No WAY say I. I am figuring mid-20s, even if R-rated male-oriented comedies are a surer thing. It could blow up.

“Brick Mansions” isn’t Paul Walker’s last film, but it is the first to open in wide release since his untimely death late last year. This inferior remake of the French “District B-13”  could do $10-12 million, Tops.

“The Quiet Ones,” a weak horror picture opening wide to middling reviews, may not manage $10 million. The days when horror could reliably promise a $15-20 million opening, even the weaker films, may be gone. There’s just too much of it out there.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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