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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jan. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,434,173-73%3,372--$425$21,125,1291Paramount
2Silver Linings Playbook$714,473-72%2,641118$271$69,623,13911Weinstein Company
3Mama$710,725-76%2,68235$265$49,586,3102Universal
4Zero Dark Thirty$640,023-76%2,929-17$219$70,444,0026Sony / Columbia
5Parker$542,401-71%2,224--$244$7,550,6231FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$404,948-71%2,007-509$202$146,641,7065Weinstein Company
7Gangster Squad$357,309-70%2,590-513$138$40,082,4113Warner Bros.
8Les Miserables (2012)$342,550-70%2,210-369$155$137,888,7555Universal
9Movie 43$331,833-68%2,023--$164$5,137,7111Relativity Media
10Broken City$308,318-71%2,6222$118$15,597,8652Fox
11Lincoln$291,477-73%1,909-265$153$167,343,00012Disney / DreamWorks
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$239,134-77%1,675-648$143$293,562,9657Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$216,256-74%2,002-158$108$35,656,2543Open Road
14The Last Stand$180,378-71%2,9130$62$10,864,8852Lionsgate
15Parental Guidance$157,244-78%1,736-601$91$71,002,7415Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$185,708-76%941-315$197$103,613,21610Fox
2Argo$177,248-65%635-121$279$117,746,03316Warner Bros.
3The Impossible$136,467-74%782-104$175$13,433,8606Lionsgate / Summit
4Quartet$120,047-66%163131$736$1,819,9083Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$64,019-67%888-819$72$78,237,5016Paramount
6This is 40$48,165-68%507-725$95$66,371,8906Universal
7Race 2$47,529-81%153--$311$932,2861UTV Motion Pictures
8Wreck-It Ralph$46,468-81%588-724$79$182,531,10813Disney
9Rise of The Guardians$26,932-79%305-169$88$100,239,78910Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hyde Park on Hudson$23,893-69%144-50$166$5,335,8628Focus
11The Guilt Trip$22,471-68%352-290$64$36,262,3896Paramount
12Flight$18,848-68%263-37$72$93,469,97613Paramount
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$17,970-71%216-90$83$291,093,65911Lionsgate / Summit
14Red Dawn (2012)$11,072-72%205-44$54$44,548,54210FilmDistrict
15Texas Chainsaw 3D$8,647-73%285-1189$30$34,002,6114Lionsgate
16Taken 2$4,376-75%124-32$35$139,765,66017Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jan. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$12,418-65%98-19$127$12,445,86311Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$11,874-36%520$228$10,991,59541Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Sessions$10,334-12%620$167$5,871,92315Fox Searchlight
4Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$9,739-71%96-169$101$12,385,9836Paramount
5The Master$8,802-59%3723$238$16,136,96920Weinstein Company
6Hitchcock$4,036-63%90-32$45$5,861,55310Fox Searchlight
7Born to Be Wild 3D$3,211-62%300$107$21,830,70295Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Pitch Perfect$2,730-73%91-34$30$64,969,58818Universal
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$2,367-69%56-17$42$17,716,20519Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$2,321-62%21-24$111$141,2992Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$2,096-61%10-4$210$1,473,90113Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$983-58%35-23$28$12,953,5678FilmDistrict