'Furious 7' Leads Fourth Straight Race with $17.8M; 'Paul Blart 2' Holds Well with $14.8M; 'Age of Adaline' Takes Third with Solid $13.2M DebutApril 27, 2015 01:03 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 took in $17.82 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 39 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 $320.08 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 $14.78 million. Sony's modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel fell 38 percent from last weekend's debut. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has grossed a solid $43.22 million through ten days of release. The film continues to run in line with pre-release expectations and is running 2 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 $13.20 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 took in $4.96 million on Friday (which included an estimated $575,000 from Thursday evening shows), increased 8.5 percent on Saturday to gross $5.39 million and declined 47 percent on Sunday to gross $2.86 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.66 to 1. The Age of Adaline received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

Home grossed $8.01 million to remain in fourth place this weekend. The successful 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a slim 25 percent from last weekend. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a 31-day take of $153.49 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 $6.16 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 $25.08 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 $5.35 million. The critically acclaimed Alex Garland directed sci-fi film generated a solid per-location average of $4,263 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 $6.83 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 $2.75 million. The modestly budgeted comedy drama from Open Road earned a respectable per-location average of $2,632 from 1,045 locations. Little Boy was especially front-loaded this weekend; the film opened with $1.36 million on Friday, decreased an alarming 41 percent on Saturday to gross $0.80 million and fell 26 percent on Sunday to gross $0.59 million. That gave the film an opening weekend to Friday ratio of just 2.03 to 1, which isn't a good early sign for the film going forward.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 18 - Sun, Apr. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Captain America: The Winter Soldier$25,587,056-38%3,825-113$6,689$200,501,5103Disney
2Heaven is for Real$22,522,221--2,417--$9,318$29,556,4141Sony / TriStar
3Rio 2$22,159,742-44%3,97527$5,575$75,045,1222Fox
4Transcendence$10,886,386--3,455--$3,151$10,886,3861Warner Bros.
5A Haunted House 2$8,843,875--2,310--$3,829$8,843,8751Open Road
6Draft Day$5,713,076-42%2,7810$2,054$19,360,8632Lionsgate / Summit
7Divergent$5,611,624-24%2,486-624$2,257$133,776,4915Lionsgate / Summit
8Oculus$5,156,880-57%2,6480$1,947$21,146,2712Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$4,646,762-16%1,796-64$2,587$48,172,0755Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,415,528-16%1,280-187$2,668$44,964,9297Fox Searchlight

Limited (100 — 999)

12 States$1,073,898--135--$7,955$1,073,8981UTV Motion Pictures
2Muppets Most Wanted$1,057,265-54%929-1332$1,138$48,307,8185Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$788,223-58%780-1221$1,011$107,164,8047Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Under the Skin (2014)$422,60750%176122$2,401$1,041,4753A24
5The LEGO Movie$399,466-20%340-270$1,175$252,259,05611Warner Bros.
6Non-Stop (2014)$379,270-49%360-402$1,054$90,147,1308Universal
7The Raid 2$363,672-62%539-415$675$2,219,2614Sony Pictures Classics
8The Lunchbox$349,66323%15829$2,213$2,220,6098Sony Pictures Classics
9Need For Speed$294,059-57%258-355$1,140$42,648,9426Disney / DreamWorks
10Son of God$270,704-9%503-402$538$59,437,0418Fox
11Le Week-End$266,8206%1494$1,791$1,587,5416Music Box Films
12Frozen (2013)$258,894-33%290-54$893$399,877,96722Disney
13300: Rise of an Empire$232,168-47%265-260$876$105,481,7457Warner Bros.
14Bad Words$164,770-72%223-540$739$7,563,0886Focus
15Dom Hemingway$144,675106%12987$1,122$300,0143Fox Searchlight
16The Monuments Men$143,996-18%221-44$652$77,495,40511Sony / Columbia
17RoboCop (2014)$115,511-23%175-19$660$57,735,25910Sony / Columbia
18The Nut Job$110,117-41%201-60$548$64,015,09314Open Road
19Cesar Chavez$83,240-71%117-188$711$5,391,2874Lionsgate / Pantelion
20Sabotage (2014)$81,182-78%130-621$624$10,353,4434Open Road
21Make Your Move$81,172--142--$572$81,1721High Top Releasing
22Gravity$71,447-47%145-57$493$273,980,13229Warner Bros.
233 Days to Kill$66,94569%11027$609$30,539,4219Relativity Media
24About Last Night$63,486370%10983$582$48,569,01810Sony / Screen Gems
25Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$46,002-45%114-21$404$15,925,7296Lionsgate
26Philomena$30,258-43%101-56$300$37,638,92222Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$184,46331%370$4,985$816,4643Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fading Gigolo$180,801--5--$36,160$180,8011Millennium Entertainment
3The Railway Man$164,252166%2622$6,317$252,4022Weinstein Company
4Finding Vivian Maier$132,84634%3919$3,406$491,2414IFC Films
5Only Lovers Left Alive$116,94433%1713$6,879$247,1162Sony Pictures Classics
6Journey to the South Pacific$80,78410%151$5,386$2,135,70521IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Hubble 3D$78,67142%184$4,371$43,650,259214Warner Bros. / IMAX
8That Demon Within$77,130--17--$4,537$77,1301China Lion Film
9Joe (2014)$74,457-30%480$1,551$226,9512Roadside Attractions
1050 to 1$58,970-25%56-39$1,053$600,1105Ten Furlongs
11Jodorowsky's Dune$38,902-8%318$1,255$306,8505Sony Pictures Classics
12The Unknown Known$33,589-47%49-31$685$225,5613RADiUS-TWC
13Particle Fever$33,129-20%230$1,440$655,4267Abramorama / Bond 360
14Frankie & Alice$29,870-77%43-128$695$674,1513Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
1512 Years a Slave$25,972-21%53-11$490$56,614,63327Fox Searchlight
16Pompeii$25,101-39%64-29$392$23,219,7489Sony / TriStar
17Nymphomaniac: Volume II$24,560-64%301$819$242,9393Magnolia Pictures
18The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$22,84323%84$2,855$60,1843Zeitgeist Films
19Nymphomaniac: Volume I$20,204-63%26-23$777$697,1865Magnolia Pictures
20Watermark$18,803127%85$2,350$42,8613eOne Films US
21Tim's Vermeer$18,621-6%28-1$665$1,598,89112Sony Pictures Classics
22Dancing in Jaffa$17,70268%97$1,967$36,4382IFC Films
23The Wind Rises$17,558-29%18-7$975$5,127,3609Disney
24Ernest & Celestine$13,870-44%31-8$447$241,9548GKIDS
25Alan Partridge$12,6537%114$1,150$82,2343Magnolia Pictures
26Rob the Mob$11,983-60%13-17$922$174,9275Millennium Entertainment
27Under the Sea 3D$11,26886%70$1,610$33,871,520271Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Godzilla: The Japanese Original$10,903--1--$10,903$10,9031Rialto Pictures
3013 Sins$9,261--45--$206$9,2611RADiUS-TWC
31Dallas Buyers Club$8,634-51%14-19$617$27,289,11625Focus
32The Face of Love$7,768-66%13-19$598$328,7267IFC Films
33Cuban Fury$7,493-87%8-71$937$90,3102eOne Films US
34Gloria (2014)$6,922-41%13-11$532$2,083,11813Roadside Attractions
35To the Arctic 3D$6,7792%51$1,356$13,984,851105Warner Bros. / IMAX
36Hateship Loveship$6,4647%32$2,155$14,7932IFC Films
37Cousin Jules (2013 re-issue)$6,254--3--$2,085$25,44221Cinema Guild
38Tasting Menu$6,010--5--$1,202$6,0101Magnolia Pictures
39Kid Cannabis$5,565--10--$557$5,5651Well Go USA
40Main Tera Hero$5,343-88%770$69$274,5793Eros International
41Child's Pose$5,041179%42$1,260$87,3349Zeitgeist Films
42Veronica Mars$4,749-44%15-8$317$3,319,1096Warner Bros.
43American Mustang$4,658--1--$4,658$43,77514Vitagraph / Just Media
44Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq$4,177-56%62$696$144,87011Kino Lorber
45The Retrieval$3,912--1--$3,912$23,1236Variance Films
46Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me$3,843-55%7-9$549$301,7249IFC Films
47Manakamana$3,635--1--$3,635$3,6351Cinema Guild
48August: Osage County$3,252-58%16-11$203$37,726,51217Weinstein Company
49Hank and Asha$3,176-49%21$1,588$10,5442FilmRise Releasing
50Gabrielle (2014)$3,024--1--$3,024$3,0241eOne Films US
51Born to Be Wild 3D$2,536-49%9-2$282$23,281,512159Warner Bros. / IMAX
52Big Men$2,168--2--$1,084$41,9776Abramorama
53The Final Member$2,064--7--$295$2,0641Drafthouse Films
54Sweet Dreams (2013)$1,73879%1-2$1,738$49,26225International Film Circuit
55No God, No Master$1,632--2--$816$2,8544Monterey Media
56Half the Road$1,613--2--$807$1,6131First Run Features
57The Great Beauty$1,549-72%4-1$387$2,852,40023Janus Films
58The Invisible Woman$1,083-44%1-6$1,083$1,226,03617Sony Pictures Classics
59Cheap Thrills$1,004-76%5-5$201$57,9625Drafthouse Films
60The Missing Picture$77242%2-1$386$41,1235Strand Releasing
61When Comedy Went to School$542--1--$542$367,91338International Film Circuit
62It Felt Like Love$285--1--$285$29,0985Variance Films
63Redwood Highway$233677%21$117$2632Monterey Media
6420 Feet from Stardom$150-69%1-1$150$4,941,72745RADiUS-TWC