The Top Five
Furious 7 took the number one spot for the fourth weekend in a row with $18.2 million. The film has reached $320 million domestically and $1.32 billion worldwide. It is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time beating out Iron Man 3 and Frozen, while ranking right behind the $1.34 billion gross of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. With little competition, Furious 7 has ruled the box office for the entire month of April. The film is the most successful entry in the Fast & Furious franchise. The release date of the next installment was also recently revealed. The series has definitely lived up to its name in being one of the more profitable franchises in the industry.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 comes in at number two with $15.5 million. The comedy sequel starring Kevin James has reached a domestic total of $43 million. This is far behind where the first film was at in its second weekend ($64 million). With more comedy films releasing over the summer, it remains to be seen how well this sequel can hold up.
The Age of Adaline opened at number three with $13.3 million. The romantic drama was one of the few wide releases this week. It looks like it could not overcome the competition from the earlier releases. With a high volume of releases coming in over the next several weeks due to the summer movie season, it may find itself becoming lost in the shuffle. However, the film may be able to hold up as solid counter programming to the blockbuster releases.
Home comes in at number four with $8.3 million. The film has reached a domestic gross of $153 million and a worldwide gross of $299 million. There are very limited options for family audiences, so the latest animated film from Dreamworks has been taking advantage of the situation.
Rounding out the top five is Unfriended with $6.2 million. The film has reached a total gross of $25 million. Unfortunately, the film took a steep 60% drop from its opening weekend. This found footage film will not be the next horror craze that was advertised. However, this is another found footage film with an extremely low budget. Therefore, $25 million can still be considered a success for the film.
Ex Machina comes in at number six with $5.4 million. The film expanded its release nationwide, allowing it to enter the top ten. The positive buzz around the film has also created an interest among audiences. So far, the film has a total gross of $13 million.
The Longest Ride comes in at number seven with $4.3 million. The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation has grossed $30 million domestically.
Get Hard comes in at number eight with $3.9 million. The film has reached $84 million domestically.
Monkey Kingdom comes in at number nine with $3.55 million. The latest Disneynature documentary has reached a total gross of $10 million.
Closing out the top ten is Woman in Gold with $3.5 million. The film has reached a total domestic gross of $21 million.
Outside of the top ten, Little Boy comes in at number thirteen with $2.8 million. Meanwhile, Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner opened at number fourteen with $1.2 million. The film received a limited release on 320 screens. Also, Adult Beginners had a limited release on ten screens and grossed $40,100.
Finally, Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in 44 international markets at number one in all of them. The film earned a total of $201.2 million, beating out the international openings of The Avengers and Iron Man 3. The latest Marvel film has already garnered a worldwide total of $201.2 million before it opens in North America next weekend.
Next week will see the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron. After dominating the overseas markets, it remains to be seen how the film will do in North American markets. Will it surpass the record-breaking opening of The Avengers? Guess we will have to wait until next weekend to find out.