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April 28, 2014

'Other Woman' curbs 'Captain America'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A femme-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, debuted with $24.7 million, while Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America,” led by Chris Evans, grossed $16 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its domestic total to $225 million.

The PG-13 rating of the Nick Cassavetes-directed “The Other Woman” — about three women wronged by a three-timing spouse played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of “Game of Thrones” — helped it draw a larger audience, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst of box-office tracker Rentrak.

Here are the top films, by ticket sales

1. “The Other Woman,” $24.7 million

2. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $16 million

3. “Heaven Is for Real,” $13.8 million.

4. “Rio 2,” 13.7 million

5. “Brick Mansions,” $9.6 million

6. “Transcendence,” $4.1 million

7. “The Quiet Ones,” $4 million

8. “Bears,” $3.6 million

9. “Divergent,” $3.6 million

10. “A Haunted House 2,” $3.3 million

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