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, Aug. 11 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$6,670,138-63%3,845--$1,735$72,245,2431Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$5,343,905-58%4,0888$1,307$181,859,6662Disney
3Into the Storm$1,701,177-61%3,434--$495$19,047,6041Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$1,269,585-58%2,023--$628$12,248,8751Disney / DreamWorks
5Lucy$1,227,330-56%3,147-55$390$98,738,9403Universal
6Step Up All In$679,861-55%2,072--$328$7,149,7181Lionsgate / Summit
7Hercules (2014)$662,040-59%2,896-699$229$64,170,1783Paramount
8Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$550,886-58%2,306-977$239$198,319,0425Fox
9Get On Up$541,965-64%2,4691$220$23,651,7252Universal
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$392,989-46%2,280-961$172$53,375,8434Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$328,980-49%1,602-1054$205$68,862,3404Universal
12And So It Goes$157,056-53%1,111-705$141$13,400,2713Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Aug. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$262,125--506196$518$10,799,1685IFC Films
2A Most Wanted Man$239,948-61%80175$300$10,650,7383Roadside Attractions
3Sex Tape$163,602-45%944-1556$173$37,070,7924Sony / Columbia
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$125,970-39%526-335$239$170,247,1229Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Maleficent$90,898-37%370-311$246$236,144,56611Disney
6Transformers: Age of Extinction$70,135-57%580-1152$121$242,950,1667Paramount
7Tammy$64,372-48%550-865$117$82,801,5406Warner Bros. / New Line
822 Jump Street$61,279-39%313-515$196$189,539,1039Sony / Columbia
9Edge of Tomorrow$49,338-50%265-137$186$99,330,01610Warner Bros.
10Chef$41,223-54%242-108$170$28,985,42214Open Road
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$40,739-53%22737$179$232,118,58512Fox
12The Fault in Our Stars$38,938-33%223-59$175$123,885,48510Fox
13Earth to Echo$28,089-34%217-319$129$37,486,7286Relativity Media
14Begin Again$27,121-48%245-482$111$14,305,5337Weinstein Company
15Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$22,181-27%251--$88$2,434,9331Screenvision
16Godzilla (2014)$18,455-57%178-99$104$200,453,76313Warner Bros.
17Rio 2$17,176-44%166-46$103$131,278,72418Fox
18Jersey Boys$15,148-55%150-136$101$46,506,2818Warner Bros.
19Wish I Was Here$14,060-51%202-551$70$3,473,7274Focus
20Neighbors (2014)$13,840-47%139-38$100$149,953,53014Universal
21Blended$13,823-54%144-43$96$46,098,16612Warner Bros.
22The Fluffy Movie$10,775-66%156-276$69$2,715,8163Open Road
23America (2014)$10,662-51%121-357$88$14,331,5197Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Aug. 11 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,73314%410$1,091$5,825,69219Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Calvary$30,618-61%4440$696$390,2492Fox Searchlight
3What If$17,346-52%20--$867$151,2441CBS Films
4Snowpiercer$12,094-44%71-29$170$4,293,0647RADiUS-TWC
5Kick$9,110-68%74-88$123$2,402,7023UTV Motion Pictures
6I Origins$5,558-48%88-34$63$314,1434Fox Searchlight
7The Grand Seduction$5,095-33%33-17$154$3,279,04811eOne Films US
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$3,717-23%36-23$103$111,433,43623Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9The LEGO Movie$1,4880%17-21$88$257,732,59527Warner Bros.
10Yves Saint Laurent$1,171-32%6-2$195$276,4897Weinstein Company
11Words and Pictures$1,020-46%12-6$85$2,156,38412Roadside Attractions
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$158-39%3-1$53$211,90810RADiUS-TWC
13As It Is in Heaven (2014)$9939%21$50$10,4955Embark Visuals
14Fed Up$37-71%2-5$19$1,535,05614RADiUS-TWC