Grosses

'Furious 7' Leads Fourth Straight Race with $18.3M; 'Paul Blart 2' Holds Well with $15.5M; 'Age of Adaline' Takes Third with Solid $13.4M DebutApril 26, 2015 08:48 AM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 took in an estimated $18.26 million this weekend to lead the weekend box office for a fourth consecutive frame. In doing so, Furious 7 became the first film to lead the box office for four consecutive weekends since The Hunger Games did so back in 2012. The seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was down 37 percent from last weekend. Furious 7 was aided a bit this weekend by moviegoers who wanted to catch the film before Disney's highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron debuts in theatres this coming Friday. Furious 7 has grossed a massive $320.54 million in 24 days. That places the film a very impressive 46 percent ahead of the $219.72 million 24-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 held steady in a not-so-distant second place with an estimated $15.5 million. Sony's modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel fell 35 percent from last weekend's debut. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has grossed a solid $43.95 million through ten days of release. The film continues to run in line with pre-release expectations and is running 4 percent ahead of the $42.38 million ten-day start of 2011's Zookeeper (which fell 38.5 percent in its second weekend to gross $12.33 million). Despite very poor critical reviews, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will hope to hold up well going forward due in part to facing a relatively limited amount of new competition for family audiences.

Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline debuted in third place this weekend with an estimated $13.38 million. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively opened on the high end of expectations. The Age of Adaline opened just ahead of the $13.02 million start of Fox's The Longest Ride earlier this month. That was an impressive feat given that The Age of Adaline wasn't adapted from a pre-existing novel. The Age of Adaline opened with $4.95 million on Friday (which included an estimated $575,000 from Thursday evening shows), increased 8 percent on Saturday to gross $5.35 million and is estimated to decline 42.5 percent on Sunday to gross $3.08 million. That places the film's estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.70 to 1. The Age of Adaline received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

Home grossed an estimated $8.3 million to remain in fourth place this weekend. The successful 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a slim 22 percent from last weekend. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a 31-day take of $153.78 million. That places the film just behind the $154.63 million 31-day take of 2013's The Croods.

Universal's Unfriended rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $6.24 million. The ultra low-budget horror film from Blumhouse Productions was down two spots and a sharp 61 percent from last weekend. Unfriended has grossed $25.15 million in ten days. While Unfriended isn't quite living up to its break-out potential, it is still performing well with its cost in mind. Unfriended is running 28 percent behind the $34.80 million ten-day take of last year's Ouija (which fell 46 percent in its second weekend to gross $10.74 million).

A24's Ex Machina expanded very nicely in its first weekend of semi-wide release with a sixth place take of $5.44 million. The critically acclaimed Alex Garland directed sci-fi film generated a solid per-location average of $4,336 while playing in 1,255 locations this weekend. Ex Machina delivered the largest weekend performance ever for an A24 release in its first weekend of major release. The young distributor's previous high-water mark was the $4.86 million take of 2013's Spring Breakers in its first weekend of semi-wide release. Ex Machina has grossed a promising $6.92 million in 17 days. A24 will continue to expand the film into additional locations going forward.

Elsewhere in semi-wide release, Little Boy debuted all the way down in 13th place with an estimated $2.83 million. The modestly budgeted family comedy from Open Road earned a respectable per-location average of $2,708 from 1,045 locations. Little Boy was especially front-loaded this weekend; the film opened with $1.35 million on Friday, decreased an alarming 41 percent on Saturday to gross $0.80 million and is estimated to fall 15 percent on Sunday to gross $0.68 million. That gives the film an estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of just 2.10 to 1, which isn't a good early sign for the film going forward.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Grit (2010)$14,605,135-40%3,12441$4,675$110,035,1573Paramount
2Little Fockers$13,487,245-48%3,675121$3,670$123,687,7603Universal
3Season of the Witch$10,612,375--2,816--$3,769$10,612,3751Relativity Media
4TRON: Legacy$10,090,002-46%3,013-352$3,349$148,212,4204Disney
5Black Swan$8,113,011-9%1,58431$5,122$61,218,5046Fox Searchlight
6Country Strong$7,326,16517551%1,4241422$5,145$7,463,4543Sony / Screen Gems
7The Fighter$7,001,504-30%2,528-6$2,770$57,845,9465Paramount
8Yogi Bear$6,641,250-46%3,288-227$2,020$75,436,7714Warner Bros.
9Tangled$5,111,098-48%2,383-199$2,145$175,779,4967Disney
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$4,601,403-55%2,814-134$1,635$94,532,1965Fox
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$4,588,731-51%2,964-125$1,548$34,448,3213Fox
12The Tourist$3,766,574-43%2,442-314$1,542$61,157,9445Sony / Columbia
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,353,398-49%1,507-225$1,562$287,661,7708Warner Bros.
14How Do You Know$1,876,869-59%1,902-581$987$28,833,6574Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$6,414,407-18%75858$8,462$32,896,6657Weinstein Company
2The Social Network$653,20941%603354$1,083$94,077,47015Sony / Columbia
3Unstoppable (2010)$342,784-35%398-52$861$80,023,2479Fox
4Love and Other Drugs$290,02841%21237$1,368$31,683,1727Fox
5Megamind$274,872-56%375-389$733$144,674,38410Paramount / DreamWorks
6Burlesque$256,319-42%228-102$1,124$38,239,9177Sony / Screen Gems
7Due Date$255,304-40%244-160$1,046$99,652,53210Warner Bros.
8I Love You Phillip Morris$217,27610%10032$2,173$1,435,4806Roadside Attractions
9Red (2010)$199,992-31%261-42$766$89,842,93713Summit
10Life As We Know It$152,285-26%188-60$810$53,133,72714Warner Bros.
11Secretariat$145,743-34%225-22$648$59,291,17714Disney
12Despicable Me$118,355-31%178-19$665$251,384,62027Universal
13Morning Glory (2010)$96,016106%17852$539$30,883,9799Paramount
14Fair Game (2010)$72,887-25%103-6$708$9,241,95210Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Valentine (2010)$704,339264%4036$17,608$1,144,5842Weinstein Company
2No One Killed Jessica$227,473--48--$4,739$227,4731UTV Communications
3127 Hours$216,964-24%88-15$2,466$10,824,59910Fox Searchlight
4Somewhere (2010)$163,31818%179$9,607$663,9893Focus
5Casino Jack$156,39395%5234$3,008$425,3634IDP/ATO Pictures
6Hubble 3D$137,923-2%547$2,554$20,535,39143Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Rabbit Hole$109,944-23%340$3,234$627,9814Lionsgate
8Another Year$87,261-22%71$12,466$303,7152Sony Pictures Classics
9Made in Dagenham$86,685-9%606$1,445$626,6848Sony Pictures Classics
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$56,534-35%95-63$595$55,638,92816Warner Bros.
11Inside Job$55,9492%469$1,216$3,539,37014Sony Pictures Classics
12Faster (2010)$51,630-23%79-40$654$22,941,2317CBS Films
13All Good Things$43,03840%3010$1,435$381,0036Magnolia Pictures
14Jackass 3D$39,030-41%70-67$558$117,190,30013Paramount
15Paranormal Activity 2$34,132-40%90-55$379$84,723,15612Paramount
16Under the Sea 3D$33,112-13%11-1$3,010$26,688,661100Warner Bros. / IMAX
17The Illusionist (2010)$32,988-29%30$10,996$178,4103Sony Pictures Classics
18The Warrior's Way$29,596120%32-6$925$5,604,9206Relativity Media
19The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$26,004-35%42-5$619$5,072,74411Music Box
20Tiny Furniture$19,49214%194$1,026$317,0909IFC
21White Material$19,202248%2117$914$268,9148IFC
22Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!$18,7291056%54$3,746$26,8213Saint Juste International
23Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$18,211--1--$18,211$26,8461First Run Features
24Tees Maar Khan$14,355-87%38-66$378$1,072,6863UTV Communications
25Summer Wars$13,60467%1412$972$35,9543GKIDS
26My Dog Tulip$13,039144%41$3,260$167,93919New Yorker Films
27Bhutto$12,7841822%43$3,196$48,8346First Run Features
28Hereafter$12,779-66%33-95$387$32,741,59613Warner Bros.
29Four Lions$11,9986%11-7$1,091$260,70710Drafthouse Films
30Kings of Pastry$11,20063%40$2,800$286,29717First Run
31Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$9,92138%51$1,984$333,48813Zeitgeist Films
32Tamara Drewe$7,721128%195$406$538,02914Sony Pictures Classics
33Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$6,9661476%21$3,483$81,29329Kino International
34The Time That Remains$6,453--1--$6,453$6,4531IFC
35The Salvation Poem$5,859128%10$5,859$500,06413CanZion Films
36The Strange Case of Angelica$5,594-25%21$2,797$21,6492Cinema Guild
37Deep Sea 3D$5,574-39%31$1,858$43,966,901254Warner Bros. / IMAX
38Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale$5,267-74%12-8$439$231,8356Oscilloscope
39For Colored Girls$5,122-53%21-7$244$37,686,27410Lionsgate
40The Tempest$4,875-55%3-3$1,625$242,1295Disney
41Howl$4,774-29%61$796$602,36016Oscilloscope
42Winter's Bone$4,759131%64$793$6,254,38231Roadside Attractions
43You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$4,4341%62$739$3,235,09116Sony Pictures Classics
44Feed the Fish$4,41179%43$1,103$90,1868Strand
45Marwencol$3,583--4--$896$68,54114Cinema Guild
46Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$3,422-15%20$1,711$23,490,133171National Geographic
47Carlos$3,23949%53$648$140,76013IFC
48Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$3,18890%62$531$175,46810Magnolia
49If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle$2,999--1--$2,999$5,2281Film Movement
50Night Catches Us$2,808-19%40$702$59,5856Magnolia
51To the Sea$2,610--1--$2,610$58,29326Film Movement
52The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$2,100-55%30$700$697,70623National Geographic
53Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$1,772--2--$886$21,32910Variance Films
54Animal Kingdom$1,594-3%42$399$1,018,71822Sony Pictures Classics
55Waste Land$1,38548%21$693$103,83911Arthouse Films
56Red Hill$1,361-11%1-1$1,361$20,21910Strand
57Every Man For Himself (2010 re-issue)$830-43%21$415$34,7019Film Desk
58Get Low$674-49%2-1$337$9,112,53824Sony Pictures Classics
59Mesrine: Killer Instinct$545243%21$273$534,72420Music Box
60The Girl Who Played With Fire$41288%1-2$412$7,637,72127Music Box
61The Red Chapel$400-84%21$200$5,0502Lorber Films
62William S. Burroughs: A Man Within$398115%10$398$33,2908Oscilloscope
63The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$376-53%1-1$376$10,094,59743Music Box
64Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$365139%20$183$263,23519Music Box