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 Sat, May. 18 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$26,947,82225%3,868--$6,967$62,107,2461Paramount
2Iron Man 3$15,425,97862%4,237-16$3,641$326,831,9763Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$9,455,57424%3,55015$2,664$83,815,4522Warner Bros.
4The Croods$1,357,010121%2,373-277$572$175,972,6079Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pain and Gain$1,327,10549%2,429-874$546$45,694,9354Paramount
642 (2013)$1,229,16760%2,380-550$516$88,002,4636Warner Bros.
7Oblivion (2013)$1,016,95058%2,077-693$490$84,912,7605Universal
8Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$979,04557%2,0410$480$7,308,9552Lionsgate
9The Big Wedding$509,04057%1,443-855$353$19,930,9134Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$963,69060%960108$1,004$10,995,0224Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$404,36563%535-239$756$231,132,39711Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$269,45961%409-341$659$120,379,1768Paramount
4Olympus Has Fallen$189,19270%466-370$406$97,203,4409FilmDistrict
5Scary Movie 5$184,87262%508-499$364$31,085,3266Weinstein / Dimension
6Jurassic Park 3D$145,52079%428-225$340$45,186,2607Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$124,28155%317-352$392$20,525,6598Focus
8Jack the Giant Slayer$104,50786%250-31$418$64,718,42812Warner Bros. / New Line
9Escape From Planet Earth$102,651111%693439$148$55,519,13214Weinstein Company
10Identity Thief$93,99066%241-38$390$133,925,27515Universal
11The Call$81,53862%229108$356$51,235,94810Sony / TriStar
12Evil Dead$52,80739%208-235$254$53,968,8897Sony / TriStar
13The Host (2013)$50,84349%231-70$220$26,514,7438Open Road
14Snitch (2013)$47,71497%153-35$312$42,800,37013Lionsgate / Summit
15The Sapphires$44,84271%102-16$440$1,961,8809Weinstein Company
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$41,27370%150-128$275$51,825,9148Lionsgate
17Silver Linings Playbook$20,50344%131-192$157$132,016,42927Weinstein Company
18Admission$19,45540%129-27$151$17,941,8679Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$66,73668%6139$1,094$369,1424Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$60,46892%2321$2,629$135,5442Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$18,22361%241$759$169,5433eOne Films US
4To the Arctic 3D$15,227-38%520$293$12,525,37457Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Life of Pi$13,01857%51-19$255$124,854,68626Fox
6Safe Haven$12,12239%90-34$135$71,318,42514Relativity Media
7Filly Brown$9,57752%39-53$246$2,759,3225Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Quartet$8,96557%42-17$213$18,189,21319Weinstein Company
9From Up on Poppy Hill$8,41994%36-1$234$922,00510GKIDS
10Dark Skies$7,39270%323$231$17,406,39513Weinstein / Dimension
11Not Today$6,57866%61$1,096$173,0086Freestyle Releasing
12A Good Day to Die Hard$5,78771%31-19$187$67,339,86314Fox
13Trance$5,65066%23-17$246$2,291,6637Fox Searchlight
14Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$4,77393%25-18$191$163,6553Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Born to Be Wild 3D$4,007-60%300$134$22,649,528111Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Spring Breakers$3,62531%11-5$330$14,046,06810A24
17Starbuck$2,96439%90$329$3,788,2169eOne Films US
18Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$2,66846%15--$178$4,5001Freestyle Releasing
19No One Lives$2,53053%12-41$211$70,1952Anchor Bay Films
20Emperor$1,64040%7-3$234$3,324,86111Roadside Attractions
21The Painting (2013)$670112%10$670$5,4982GKIDS
22Camp (2013)$421-3%2-1$211$316,23813Freestyle Releasing