A weekend that may prove to be a calm before the storm has arrived. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" spins its web next weekend in North America, so now it is for the current three-time champ to ride it out or lose the title, finally.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" reign could be over as "The Other Woman" hits. It could win since the intended audience hasn't been fueled lately. The female demographic and its word-of-mouth and buying power may propel Cameron Diaz and company to a win.
But, Paul Walker's "Brick Mansion" plans to build a steady audience, too. Perhaps the females will spark interest there as well. The curiosity seekers will, but it doesn't seem likely to be that big when the weekend is all said and done.
Walker's death will not likely ignite too much interest here and the film falls flat on many levels, so "Brick Mansions" could very well lay a brick or two. "Brick Mansion" is a remake of "District B13." The nice thing will be the praise that Walker gets for his work here. That will help take the sting out of it.
"The Other Woman" stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj. In a nutshell, it goes like this: One woman has an affair with a married man and then meets his wife. They become friends and team up to get back at the husband. No wait, there is one more affair in there, so another woman is added to the team. Got it?
"The Quiet Ones" could well be a better indication of the weekend at the box office. This horror film is living up to its name by sneaking in and having to deal with other wide releases. It is inspired by true events. But, then again, that doesn't mean much anymore.
The new releases have to contend with the consistency of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "Rio 2" as well.