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 Fri, Jun. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$25,144,490--3,306--$7,606$25,144,4901Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$18,440,040--4,253--$4,336$18,440,0401Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Fault in Our Stars$6,359,82672%3,273100$1,943$72,335,0932Fox
4Maleficent$5,848,42963%3,623-325$1,614$150,364,9613Disney
5Edge of Tomorrow$4,581,413100%3,50515$1,307$45,055,8962Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,725,46596%3,042-597$896$199,165,6264Fox
7A Million Ways to Die in the West$939,86549%2,413-747$390$34,800,4853Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$880,28751%2,088-1022$422$189,026,2965Warner Bros.
9Neighbors (2014)$805,05078%1,896-778$425$141,458,0156Universal
10Chef$605,10394%1,102-196$549$12,405,5566Open Road
11Blended$564,24540%1,581-1347$357$39,212,4744Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$277,53529%682-799$407$197,709,8297Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$211,126-14%577-1066$366$32,878,0055Disney
3Belle$151,17928%338-138$447$8,210,5217Fox Searchlight
4Rio 2$137,966-5%383-319$360$126,389,00810Fox
5Divergent$122,440167%33638$364$149,361,24713Lionsgate / Summit
6Words and Pictures$119,127270%217119$549$790,4154Roadside Attractions
7Heaven is for Real$96,16959%53286$181$89,164,0839Sony / TriStar
8The Other Woman (2014)$85,36759%244-245$350$82,573,9838Fox
9The Grand Seduction$73,30681%104-3$705$1,081,6563eOne Films US
10The LEGO Movie$66,3557%30127$220$256,169,38619Warner Bros.
11The Grand Budapest Hotel$54,81667%149-36$368$57,968,16315Fox Searchlight
12The Signal (2014)$50,343--120--$420$50,3431Focus
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$45,67929%207-17$221$110,524,66615Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Holiday (2014)$43,43197%102-42$426$580,8642Reliance Entertainment
15The Immigrant$43,39563%140-5$310$1,577,7495Weinstein Company
16God's Not Dead$40,67723%150-50$271$60,211,69313Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Noah$16,07822%103-33$156$101,115,40412Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,83323%412$1,289$2,870,30411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$21,009-23%81-211$259$10,048,4266Sony / TriStar
3Brick Mansions$15,55144%85-14$183$20,181,8028Relativity Media
4Fed Up$12,519-30%56-32$224$1,297,8246RADiUS-TWC
5Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$9,428--18--$524$40,9222RADiUS-TWC
6The Railway Man$8,103-31%50-127$162$4,289,78910Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$5,94268%58-47$102$23,003,1799Warner Bros.
8Draft Day$5,546-18%53-60$105$28,818,38510Lionsgate / Summit
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$5,408-38%43-41$126$8,324,0936Clarius Entertainment
10Oculus$3,8377%31-16$124$27,666,51810Relativity Media
11Filmistaan$1,89831%8-16$237$40,4292UTV Motion Pictures
12The Hornet's Nest$1,102-55%3-13$367$296,2146Freestyle Releasing
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$478--1--$478$13,2004Rialto Pictures
14Blue Ruin$4264%2-1$213$256,3198RADiUS-TWC
15Heropanti$269--1-2$269$62,6494UTV Motion Pictures
16The Unknown Known$120-80%30$40$273,15811RADiUS-TWC