April Preview (Part 2): ‘The Other Woman,’ ‘Transcendence’ & More

April 4, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers

 April 2, 2014

Continued from “April Preview (Part 1)”

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April 18

The third weekend of Apr is packaged with 4 new national releases. Considering a strength of a past dual weeks, and a historically delayed inlet of a box bureau in April, this weekend seems staid to broach during slightest one or dual misses.

The highest-profile recover on Apr 18th is Transcendence, that stars Johnny Depp as a scientist who has his alertness uploaded in to a supercomputer. The film outlines a directorial entrance of Wally Pfister, who shot a final 7 Christopher Nolan movies. Nolan is an executive writer on a movie, yet his name is conspicuously absent from all selling element (odd, given that his final 3 cinema have total to acquire over $2.9 billion worldwide).

While a lofty sci-fi grounds is generating some curiosity, Transcendence is lacking a kind of hum one would design from a vital recover like this. It doesn’t assistance that Depp’s code has taken a strike in new years due to his impasse in a array of vicious flops like The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows and Pirates of a Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Ultimately, it would be startling if this came tighten to final April’s Oblivion ($89.1 million).

Opening on a Wednesday before Easter, Heaven Is For Real could continue a trend of faith-based cinema over-performing during a box office. Based on a renouned book of a same name, a loyal story stars Greg Kinnear as a father of a child who claims he visited sky during a nearby genocide experience. Ads for a film embody a call to movement for organisation sales, that helped expostulate a success of Son of God and God’s Not Dead. While there could be some tired environment in, this movie’s story should be inspirational adequate to beget plain business (Soul Surfer‘s $43.9 million is reachable).

A Haunted House 2
arrives a small over a year after a initial film warranted $40 million. It’s doubtful that a travesty supplement matches that number: a found footage genre has taken a strike in a past year, and a movie’s grounds only isn’t as uninformed this time around.

After holding 2013 off, Disneynature is behind on Earth Day with Bears. The initial film in a series, Earth, stays a highest-grossing one with $32 million, while Oceans and African Cats any fell brief of $20 million. Bears might do a bit improved than that, yet it still won’t make too most of an impact.

April 25

With courtesy branch toward arriving Summer releases, studios tend to equivocate releasing vital cinema on a final weekend of April. Looking ahead, comedy The Other Woman and fear film The Quiet Ones have a transparent corner over Brick Mansions.

The Other Woman
stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton as 3 women who come together to get punish on a philandering male that they’re all concerned with. While a film doesn’t seem to be violation any comedic ground, a previews do during slightest underline copiousness of clever jokes. It’s also singular to see a expel headlined wholly by women, notwithstanding a fact that women attend cinema as most (or more) than group do. If this becomes a girls-night-out choice, it should be a medium comedy hit.

Supernatural fear film The Quiet Ones seems to have some-more intensity than progressing Apr recover Oculus. The creepy previews embody a ever renouned “inspired by tangible events” tag, and underline copiousness of unsettling imagery. If distributor Lionsgate gives this a right push, it could breeze adult tighten to identical titles like The Possession ($49.1 million) and The Woman in Black ($54.3 million).

Brick Mansions
stars Paul Walker in one of his final roles, that should beget some seductiveness around this Luc Besson production. Otherwise, though, a District B13 reconstitute doesn’t have most going for it: for example, a movie’s Parkour movement character appearance during slightest 5 years ago, and feels played out during this point. It would be startling if this warranted some-more than $20 million or so.

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