Box Office Recap: What Happened over the Weekend?

Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures
May 5th, 2014

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" swung to top place in box office rankings during the weekend of May 2, bringing in $92 million. After Peter Parker reconnects with his old friend, Harry Osborn, he begins to learn more about the sinister inner workings of Oscorp. Meanwhile, he's also trying to adapt to the complexities of life as a superhero and manage his troubled romance with Gwen Stacy. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has a PG-13 rating for sequences of sci-fi action and violence.

Continuing Films

"The Other Woman" dropped to second place, with earnings of $14,200,000. In total, the romantic comedy has brought in over $47 million. Carly's heart is broken after she realizes that her boyfriend, Mark, is a cheater with a wife at home. When the wife comes looking for Carly, they begin a reluctant friendship. Amber, another of Mark's girlfriends, soon becomes part of the unconventional trio. The PG-13 rating is due to mature thematic material, language and mature references.

Thanks to box office proceeds of $8,700,000, "Heaven is for Real" surpassed the $65 million mark. Colton Burpo winds up in the hospital with a life-threatening medical emergency, leaving his parents praying for his recovery. They get more than they bargain for when Colton pulls through and begins talking about his visit to heaven, including a talk with Jesus. The PG rating is for thematic elements that include medical situations.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has seen profits totaling more than $237 million. During the weekend of May 2, the movie brought in $7,762,000. During his work with S.H.I.E.L.D., Steve Rogers finds himself protecting important information from a mysterious nemesis known as the Winter Soldier. As he works with Natasha Romanoff to fight back, hidden secrets come to light and threaten Captain America's very way of life.  The PG-13 rating is due to intense sequences of violence, action and gun play.

"Rio 2" saw earnings of $7,600,000. Since its debut, the animated film has earned over $106 million. When their human owners head to the Amazon, Blu and Jewel decide to go along, their three chicks in tow. Jewel reconnects with her long-lost dad, while Blu just struggles to fit in. Nigel sees a chance to reignite an old feud. "Rio 2" has a G rating.

With weekend box office profits of $3,545,000, "Brick Mansions" surpassed the $15 million mark. In a dystopian Detroit, the city's most feared and merciless criminals operate in decrepit mansions, penned in by a containment wall. A cop and an ex-convict soon join forces to bring down a dangerous drug kingpin who lives behind the wall. Frenetic gun play, violence, action, menace, language and drug material contribute to a PG-13 rating.

"Divergent" earned $2,175,000, bringing total profits to more than $142 million. After Tris takes a test to determine her future, she learns that she may never truly belong in her strictly divided society. Although she tries desperately to keep the secret, Tris soon ends up making some huge choices about the course of her destiny. "Divergent" has a PG-13 rating for intense violence and action, sensuality and thematic elements.

"The Quiet Ones" added $2 million to its earnings over the weekend, with total earnings reaching over $6 million. A cynical professor sets out on a series of controversial experiments to prove that paranormal activity is not what people suspect. What he discovers instead is how dangerous supernatural forces can be. Soon, his life and the lives of his assistants are in peril. The PG-13 rating is due to thematic material, mature content, language, smoking and intense sequences of violence and terror.

Movies to DVD

"Veronica Mars" is available on DVD on Tuesday, May 6. In the film, Veronica Mars is trying to leave Neptune behind. During her high school reunion, however, she reluctantly becomes part of a case that just happens to involve an old flame of hers. As she's pulled deeper into the details of the case, Veronica's sleuthing powers return. The PG-13 rating is due to mature content and references, drug use, strong language and violence.

In "Still Mine," a dedicated husband sets out to perform the ultimate act of love for his dying wife. The elderly man hopes to construct a house for his wife before her death, but bureaucratic drawbacks soon land him in trouble and threaten his goal. Thematic elements, brief sensuality and partial nudity contribute to a PG rating.

"The Art of the Steal" follows a motorcycle stuntman with a wild past. Now that stunts are getting harder for the ex-criminal, he joins his old cronies once again and plots an ambitious heist that could leave him rolling in riches. The tough part is pulling it off. "The Art of the Steal" has an R rating for language that includes mature references.