Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Can 7 go for 4?

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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).

"Your only hope for survival is to stick this landing like Ryan did in predicting the over/under line for this movie.  Good luck."
“Your only hope for survival is to stick this landing like Ryan did in predicting the over/under line for this movie. Good luck.”

* 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!

bgImg_small* 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.

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* 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.

home* Rounding out the top five this week was Unfriended, grossing $6.2M. The 60% drop from the first week is to be expected in the front-loaded horror genre.

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Source: BoxOfficeMojo

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