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Weekend Box Office Report: April 24-26, 2015

04.26.2015

Still Furious!

FURIOUS 7 has maintained velocity after a month in theaters, remaining on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated $18.3 million!

With $1.32 billion in the bank worldwide, director James Wan's car chaos has zipped past IRON MAN 3 and Disney's FROZEN to become the fifth highest-grossing release in history. And besides FURIOUS 7, only James Cameron's TITANIC and AVATAR have made more than $1 billion of their totals strictly from international box office.

Speaking of overseas audiences, many areas around the world were treated to the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON this weekend, and it assembled $201.2 million so far (the first AVENGERS made $185.1 million the weekend before its North American release). We'll see if it defeats the first movie's record-setting $207.4 million domestic opening next week.

Back on the domestic front, the Kevin James sequel PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 is spinning its Segway wheels in second place with $15.5 million, a modest drop of 35% from its opening last weekend.

Opening in third place was THE AGE OF ADALINE with $13.3 million. The new Blake Lively fantasy/romance/drama, also featuring Harrison Ford and "Game of Thrones" mercenary Michiel Huisman, seemed to charm moviegoers ('A-' CinemaScore) more than critics (53% on Rotten Tomatoes).

The animated family movie HOME held onto fourth place with $8.3 million, while the low-budget social media horror flick UNFRIENDED scrolled past it to fifth with $6.2 million, down 60% from its opening last weekend.

Alex Garland's sci-fi story EX MACHINA strutted out of limited release onto another 1200 screens, and gathered $5.4 million to land in sixth place.

The Nicholas Sparks adaptation THE LONGEST RIDE was in seventh, followed by the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy GET HARD (which crossed $100 million worldwide), Disney's documentary MONKEY KINGDOM, and the Helen Mirren drama WOMAN IN GOLD to close out the Top 10.

Outside the chart, CINDERELLA and THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT both checked out. The religious WWII drama LITTLE BOY opened on just over 1000 screens for $2.8 million, while Russell Crowe's directorial debut THE WATER DIVINER was released on 320 screens for $1.2 million (it has already made around $25 million overseas).

Next weekend officially kicks off summer movie season by bringing Marvel's greatest heroes together once again for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Furious 7 $18.2 M $320.5 M
2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $15.5 M $43.9 M
3. The Age of Adaline $13.3 M
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4. Home $8.3 M $153.7 M
5. Unfriended $6.2 M $25.1 M
6. Ex Machina $5.4 M $6.9 M
7. The Longest Ride $4.3 M $30.3 M
8. Get Hard $3.9 M $84 M
9. Monkey Kingdom $3.5 M $10.2 M
10. Woman in Gold $3.5 M $21.6 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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10:28PM on 04/26/2015
Everyone knew Furious 7 was gonna be a big hit, but no one couldve guessed how big. It is less than $20million away from beating Harry Potter 8 for fourth place. It will likely make that money next week by people who couldn't get into sold out Avengers showings.

So Furious will take fourth place next weekend, but eventually get kicked back down to 5th after Avengers runs a few weekends. and again back to 6th after Star Wars.
Everyone knew Furious 7 was gonna be a big hit, but no one couldve guessed how big. It is less than $20million away from beating Harry Potter 8 for fourth place. It will likely make that money next week by people who couldn't get into sold out Avengers showings.

So Furious will take fourth place next weekend, but eventually get kicked back down to 5th after Avengers runs a few weekends. and again back to 6th after Star Wars.
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9:48PM on 04/26/2015
It was quite obvious Furious 7 would have legs thru the month of April, very weak month & up until Avengers. It really shouldn't be a surprise, now let the summer season begin finally!
It was quite obvious Furious 7 would have legs thru the month of April, very weak month & up until Avengers. It really shouldn't be a surprise, now let the summer season begin finally!
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7:57PM on 04/26/2015
Furious 7 better rev up their engines while they can because next week Ultron will sweep the box office.
Furious 7 better rev up their engines while they can because next week Ultron will sweep the box office.
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9:09PM on 04/26/2015
God you are a tool.
God you are a tool.
9:50PM on 04/26/2015
Why should it matter? Furious 7 dominated a weak April.
Why should it matter? Furious 7 dominated a weak April.
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5:36PM on 04/26/2015
I guess getting Avengers before you lot is more than fair payment for being a few weeks behind you on several US shows that I currently watch. As it is, I think I suffer from some mental problem were i just unrealistically expect too much from comic book movies...so much so that they rarely blow me away. Age of Ultron has so much comic book goodness in it - brilliant action, a creepy but witty take on Ultron, excellent banter, Vision was fun, a sweet ending and Hawkeye got some solid dues,
I guess getting Avengers before you lot is more than fair payment for being a few weeks behind you on several US shows that I currently watch. As it is, I think I suffer from some mental problem were i just unrealistically expect too much from comic book movies...so much so that they rarely blow me away. Age of Ultron has so much comic book goodness in it - brilliant action, a creepy but witty take on Ultron, excellent banter, Vision was fun, a sweet ending and Hawkeye got some solid dues, cracked a brilliant joke about the sense of it all and even got to mock his treatment in the previous installment - so I don't get why I feel they way I do when I come out of these kind of movies - that said, it's true to say most of these movies grow on me after repeat viewings. As it stands, Winter Soldier is still my favourite Marvel Studios movie...by far.
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1:51PM on 04/26/2015
What I want to know is. Who the hell is going to see Paul Blart?
What I want to know is. Who the hell is going to see Paul Blart?
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2:04PM on 04/26/2015
Someone who didn't hear that it got 4% on RT?

I had a friend tell me he thought it looked funnier than the first. I disagreed, but after the reviews, there's no way I would see it.....even for free.
Someone who didn't hear that it got 4% on RT?

I had a friend tell me he thought it looked funnier than the first. I disagreed, but after the reviews, there's no way I would see it.....even for free.
9:11PM on 04/26/2015
The american general public looking for mediocre base level comedy. Duh.
The american general public looking for mediocre base level comedy. Duh.
9:59PM on 04/26/2015
The kind who don't visit or post on movie web sites that's who?
The kind who don't visit or post on movie web sites that's who?
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