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, Apr. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
142 (2013)$2,231,810-69%3,003--$743$29,718,9541Warner Bros.
2Evil Dead$743,686-67%3,0250$246$42,273,7702Sony / TriStar
3The Croods$720,092-82%3,689-190$195$143,159,2364Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4G.I. Joe: Retaliation$694,726-77%3,535-199$197$103,214,8393Paramount
5Scary Movie 5$636,427-76%3,402--$187$14,793,7941Weinstein / Dimension
6Jurassic Park 3D$597,555-76%2,7787$215$32,568,5402Universal
7Olympus Has Fallen$566,472-71%2,935-124$193$82,423,3704FilmDistrict
8Oz: The Great and Powerful$325,711-76%2,504-401$130$219,707,0816Disney
9Tyler Perry's Temptation$324,354-70%1,805-242$180$45,749,4523Lionsgate
10The Host (2013)$171,902-70%2,172-1030$79$23,600,3853Open Road
11The Call$143,980-71%1,630-372$88$48,718,1955Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Apr. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$337,954-66%514484$657$5,577,8203Focus
2Trance$83,806-63%438434$191$1,155,0222Fox Searchlight
3Admission$69,497-64%909-498$76$16,864,7444Focus
4Spring Breakers$44,192-55%426-646$104$13,573,3825A24
5Identity Thief$39,225-68%564-157$70$132,061,49010Universal
6Silver Linings Playbook$32,434-64%451-73$72$130,366,23222Weinstein Company
7Quartet$23,706-61%224-28$106$17,601,37114Weinstein Company
8Jack the Giant Slayer$21,713-75%331-171$66$62,980,0047Warner Bros. / New Line
9Life of Pi$18,268-71%217-52$84$124,298,00921Fox
10Warm Bodies$16,598-70%279-8$59$65,914,66511Lionsgate / Summit
11The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$13,209-67%274-261$48$22,142,6095Warner Bros. / New Line
12Safe Haven$13,130-66%277-83$47$70,617,8269Relativity Media
13A Good Day to Die Hard$11,323-71%210-15$54$67,018,0889Fox
14Escape From Planet Earth$10,086-78%276-156$37$54,670,1999Weinstein Company
15Snitch (2013)$8,665-74%215-89$40$41,997,6368Lionsgate / Summit
1621 And Over$8,202-61%107-73$77$25,439,8787Relativity Media
17Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$8,135-72%154-26$53$55,595,27412Paramount
18Django Unchained$6,709-64%126-57$53$162,698,29116Weinstein Company
19Argo$3,585-74%1720$21$135,990,50827Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Apr. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sapphires$21,768-67%9333$234$806,1144Weinstein Company
2Girl Rising$12,305237%480$256$681,2276Gathr Films
3From Up on Poppy Hill$8,901-69%498$182$617,8785GKIDS
4Emperor$6,035-60%96-24$63$3,225,1766Roadside Attractions
5Not Today$5,945-75%41--$145$102,2921Freestyle Releasing
6Side Effects (2013)$4,650-65%53-27$88$31,484,03910Open Road
7The Impossible$4,401-69%77-3$57$19,001,15617Lionsgate / Summit
8Dead Man Down$3,035-65%94-52$32$10,883,9616FilmDistrict
9To the Arctic 3D$2,941-76%520$57$12,126,45552Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Camp (2013)$2,776--2113$132$171,8128Freestyle Releasing
11Starbuck$2,560-70%321$80$3,661,3914eOne Films US
12Parental Guidance$2,262-81%90-20$25$77,121,23916Fox
13Stoker$2,072-30%30-59$69$1,674,5677Fox Searchlight
14Dark Skies$2,018-69%25-3$81$17,219,8768Weinstein / Dimension
15Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$1,971-71%13-3$152$112,6252CodeBlack Films
16The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,666-80%55-22$30$302,976,74118Warner Bros. / New Line
17Born to Be Wild 3D$1,014-66%300$34$22,458,842106Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Settai$821-82%15-18$55$77,4862UTV Motion Pictures
19Himmatwala$48-67%3-58$16$270,6263UTV Motion Pictures
20Kai Po Che$30-67%1-1$30$1,120,8158UTV Motion Pictures