In the era of stacked early weekends followed quickly by the next blockbuster, we rarely see a film take four consecutive weekends. Could Furious 7 hold off the competition and hit the modern era milestone?
* Yup. They could! Coming in first this week was Furious 7 for the FOURTH straight week, grossing $18.3M Globally this movie has grossed $1.3B and moved into #5 all-time behind only Avatar, Titanic, Avengers, and the final Harry Potter film (which it should pass next week).
* Finishing second again with $15.5M was Paul Blart 2 in its second weekend. Apparently terrible reviews (0% RT) and word of mouth (B- Cinemascore) didn’t deter second week audiences. Blart only fell 35%. That’s a great hold!
* Number three this week was Age of Adeline in its first frame with $13.4M. If I were the studio, I would have counter-programmed this chick flick against Age of Ultron so maybe I could accidentally sell some tickets to dazed and confused stoners.
* Pulling in at #4 this week was Home in its 5th week with $8.3M. The other studios missed an opportunity by not filling the last few weeks with quality children’s content. This flick is not good enough to continue to perform this well.