Great googly moogly, this thing is unstoppable! For the fourth weekend in a row, “Furious 7” took first place at the domestic box office. The film eased 37 percent to an estimated $18.3 million.
The last movie to hold on to the top spot for four weekends in a row was “The Hunger Games,” which did so back in the year of the lovely Jennifer Lawrence, 2012. So far, Furious 7 has earned $320.5 million at the domestic box office, and over $1.3 billion everywhere else. Now that’s a nice chunk of change!
Miraculously, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” held on to second place with an estimated $15.5 million, which is down 35 percent from its opening weekend. The movie has now grossed $44 million domestically and a bit over $17 million overseas.
Playing at 2,991 locations, “Age of Adaline” disappointed in third place with an estimated $13.4 million. That’s a surprise, because I thought this movie had a chance at taking down “Furious 7.” Anywho, The movie’s audience was 75 percent female, and 58 percent over the age of 25. With an “A-” CinemaScore, word-of-mouth should be decent; and this movie could serve as counterprogramming once Avengers roars into theatres this week. Speaking of Avengers…
A week ahead of its U.S. release, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened to an amazing $201.2 million overseas. According to Disney, the sequel was up 44 percent on the first Avengers movie, and up 24 percent on “Iron Man 3”. Good for Disney and good for Marvel. But please for the love of She-Hulk, can movies open at the same time everywhere?
It’s not like it was 20 something years ago. In this day and age it’s nearly impossible to avoid spoilers for major movies like “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Your top five coffee selections:
1. “Furious 7” — $18.3 million
2. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” — $15.5 million
3. “The Age of Adaline” — $13.4 million
4. “Home” — $8.3 million
5. “Unfriended” — $6.2 million