Captain America: The Winter Soldier could take a fourth straight weekend at the box office.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a record-breaking opening weekend in April and went on to defeat its biggest challenger, Rio 2, in the two weeks following that opening. The film has currently grossed over $200 million domestically.
Most outlets are predicting that Captain America: The Winter Soldier will bring in another $15 million on its fourth weekend. Whether or not that’s enough to keep the top spot at the box office depends on how well its biggest new challenger, The Other Woman, does in its opening weekend. The film is a romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton as three women played by the same man – Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – who decide to team up to get revenge. Some outlets – such as Variety and the LA Times – believe that Diaz’s star power and the appeal to the “girl’s night out crowd” will be enough to bring the film to a stellar $18-20 million opening weekend, but other outlets – such as Entertainment Weekly – don’t believe the film can overcome bad reviews and lack of appeal to the make audience, making it more likely to gross about $13 million.
We previously predicted that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would sweep the box office in April. We’ll have to wait and see if The Other Woman is able to knock Cap off of his throne.