Grosses

'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Oct. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gravity$12,125,859-34%3,66085$3,313$122,323,1752Warner Bros.
2Captain Phillips$6,779,444-35%3,020--$2,245$25,718,3141Sony / Columbia
3Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$4,170,948-31%3,874-127$1,077$77,611,4193Sony / Columbia
4Runner Runner$1,048,278-33%3,0260$346$14,159,2462Fox
5Prisoners$1,006,976-36%2,855-381$353$53,590,2714Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$987,143-30%2,538--$389$3,837,1831Open Road
7Insidious: Chapter 2$681,051-45%2,156-451$316$78,517,5095FilmDistrict
8Rush (2013)$670,950-33%2,130-178$315$22,222,9244Universal
9Don Jon$644,591-33%1,996-426$323$20,170,6033Relativity Media
10Baggage Claim$496,326-49%1,320-710$376$18,230,5403Fox Searchlight
11We're the Millers$269,837-46%1,150-456$235$146,525,20510Warner Bros. / New Line
12The Family (2013)$159,084-38%1,050-973$152$35,808,1945Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulling Strings$533,28610%42841$1,246$4,244,6862Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Enough Said$508,730-41%606169$839$8,162,8554Fox Searchlight
3Instructions Not Included$409,576-2%711-147$576$42,716,4547Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$177,376-36%980-583$181$113,544,4439Weinstein Company
5Grace Unplugged$156,034-27%502-9$311$1,748,6562Roadside Attractions
6Despicable Me 2$143,225-37%434-51$330$363,060,13015Universal
7Romeo and Juliet (2013)$129,125-35%461--$280$520,1161Relativity Media
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$99,558-35%404-109$246$66,475,60210Fox
9Riddick$73,100-35%430-365$170$41,658,4206Universal
10Grown Ups 2$72,470-42%261-74$278$132,827,60514Sony / Columbia
11The Smurfs 2$71,690-36%268112$268$70,333,62611Sony / Columbia
12The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete$67,583-38%147--$460$254,2791Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
13The Wolverine$48,357-39%227-14$213$131,844,93412Fox
14Turbo$45,921-35%187-35$246$82,445,35413Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15Battle of the Year$45,147-26%210-697$215$8,792,6564Sony / Screen Gems
162 Guns$32,370-36%166-34$195$75,422,68511Universal
17Besharam$29,851-7%126-91$237$644,1722Reliance Entertainment
18Red 2$26,149-43%168-35$156$53,215,97913Lionsgate / Summit
19The Heat$23,714-47%139-43$171$159,279,40116Fox
20Elysium$23,076-39%140-82$165$92,370,04510Sony / TriStar
21The Conjuring$16,098-49%145-57$111$137,274,46413Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Oct. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Linsanity$14,704-26%167$919$184,3782Ketchup Entertainment
2You're Next$13,491-30%8742$155$18,474,2688Lionsgate
3In a World...$13,136-27%54-24$243$2,780,74110Roadside Attractions
4The Wizard of Oz 3D$10,720-14%50-196$214$5,493,1814Warner Bros.
5A.C.O.D.$10,129-31%1815$563$60,5332The Film Arcade
6Pacific Rim$9,836-29%52-40$189$101,785,48214Warner Bros.
7Haute Cuisine$7,986-16%30-30$266$153,0944Weinstein Company
8The World's End$7,706-48%73-58$106$25,902,9208Focus
9The Way, Way Back$5,897-44%63-68$94$21,425,33615Fox Searchlight
10The Spectacular Now$5,208-30%33-25$158$6,777,90911A24
11We Are What We Are (2013)$4,821-23%135$371$47,5103eOne Films US
12Fruitvale Station$3,514-28%41-35$86$16,072,92414Weinstein Company
13Salinger$2,881-24%16-5$180$575,7756Weinstein Company
14The Grandmaster$2,585-12%16-19$162$6,585,4518Weinstein Company
15Thanks for Sharing$2,421-22%16-49$151$1,032,4814Roadside Attractions
16Populaire$1,304-43%21-37$62$166,9056Weinstein Company
17The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$577-27%20$289$18,8303Rialto Pictures
18C.O.G.$83-48%1-3$83$55,3014Screen Media / Focus World
19Cassadaga$62-67%3--$21$1,6781Archstone Distribution