Avengers: Age of Ultron Remains Box Office Champ!

Coming as a surprise to no one, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron topped the North American box office for the second weekend in a row.

The Joss Whedon-directed sequel earned an estimated $77.2 million in its sophomore weekend, bringing its domestic total to $312.6 million. That a nearly 60% drop from its stellar opening weekend of $191.3 million. The first Avengers made $103.1 million on its second weekend in domestic release.

Avengers: Age of Ultron has earned roughly $875 million worldwide.

The weekend’s major new release, the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara buddy comedy Hot Pursuit, underperformed slightly for a second-place finish of $13.3 million. Industry analysts had pegged its debut at mid-to-high teens.

'Avengers' starting season with a bang ! Lebanese & US Box OfficeIn limited release, Jack Black and James Marsden’s The D Train opened on 1,001 screens with an estimated $469,000, while the Arnold Schwarzenegger-Abigail Breslin zombie drama Maggie bowed on just 79 screens for $131,000.

Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron $77.2 million

2. Hot Pursuit $13.3 million

3. The Age of Adaline $5.6 million

4. Furious 7 $5.3 million

5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $5.2 million

6. Ex Machina $3.5 milion

7. Home $3 million

8. Woman in Gold $1.7 million

9. Cinderella $1.6 million

10. Unfriended $1.4 million 

‘Furious 7′ Tops Box Office For Third Weekend, ‘Mall Cop 2′ Bags $24M+, ‘Unfriended’ In Third With $16M

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No new release could match the box office horsepower of reigning champ Furious 7 this weekend.

The latest installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise — which roared past the $1 billion threshold a few days ago — topped the box office for the third straight weekend with an estimated $29.1 million.

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Furious 7 held off newcomers Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Unfriended, which debuted with $24 million and $16 million, respectively. Monkey Kingdom debuted in seventh place with $4.7 million.

In limited release, two star-powered crime dramas floundered. The Jonah Hill-James Franco film True Story opened in 11th place with roughly $1.9 million, while the Tom Hardy-led Child 44 bowed in 17th place with $600,000, according to Box Office Mojo.

Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:

1. Furious 7 $29.1 million

2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $24 million

3. Unfriended $16 million

4. Home $10.3 million

5. The Longest Ride $6.9 million

6. Get Hard $4.8 million

7. Monkey Kingdom $4.7 million

8. Woman in Gold $4.6 million

9. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $4.2 million

10. Cinderella $3.9 million

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Becomes Highest Grossing Sequel In ‘Fast & Furious’ Series In 10 Days!

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It took Fast & Furious 6fifteen weeks to final its domestic cume at $238.67M during the summer of 2013, and it will take Furious 7 just 10 days to unseat that film as the highest grossing title in the Fast & Furious franchise.  Universal sees Furious 7 clocking a second weekend of $60.6M at 4,022 raising the pic’s 10-day cume to $252.5M by end of today. That’s a 59% decline which is slightly better than the -64% that  Fast and Furious 6 registered in its second sesh.  Last night, Saturday tickets sales saw a 35% spike over Friday’s studio-reported $18.8M bringing the cume to $236.07M.  Furious 7‘s second weekend of $60.6 is the third best sophomore sesh for a film playing prior to summer, ranking behind the No. 2 frames of American Sniper ($64.6M) and Alice in Wonderland ($62.7M). Among the all-time best second weekends at the B.O., Furious 7 ranks 12th.

While Furious 7 and a number of studio pics were hogging up the top portion of the box office charts, arthouse distribs took advantage of the opportunity to serve older, smarter audiences by widening up some of their prestige pics. Hence, the expansions of Weinstein Co.’s Woman in GoldBleecker’ Street’s Danny Collins and A24’s Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young respectively took spots 7, 9 and 10 with the latter generating $1.3M from 242 playdates for a PTA of $5,598 (Brian Brooks will weigh in more about their success in his indie post).

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Large format and Imax accounted for 14% of Furious 7‘s second weekend, which has greatly rocketed it past its previous installment. When  Fast and Furious 6 was released in May 2013, it was only in a handful of Imax situations since Star Trek Into Darkness had the Vulcan grip on the majority of the large format brand’s theaters. Strong play for Furious 7 is coming out of the west and the south central region of the United States. Universal is already hearing from exhibs that repeat viewing is impacting ticket sales. Where’s the finish line for Furious 7 stateside? One non-Uni box office analyst who has run various projection models believes that Furious 7 could get as high as $375M at the domestic B.O.

In second, DreamWorks Animation’s Home from 20th Century Fox took in $19M, down just 30% in its third frame at 3,703 theaters for a running cume of $129.55M.  Total domestic cume for Home is currently pacing ahead of last year’s DWA champ How to Train Your Dragon 2 by 6%.

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Below are the studio reported top 10 films for the weekend of April 10-12:

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 4,022 theaters (+18)/ $18.8M Fri. / $25.3M Sat. (+35%)/ $16.4M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $60.6M (-59%)/ Total Cume: $252.5M/ Wk 2

2). Home (FOX/DW), 3,703 theaters (-98) / $5.5M Fri. / $8.1M Sat. (+45%)/ $5.3M Sun. (-34%) / 3-day cume: $19M (-30%) / Total cume: $129.6M / Wk 3

3).  The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,366 theaters / $5.5M Fri./$4.9M Sat. (-11%)/ $3.1M Sun. (-37%) /3-day cume: $13.5M / Wk 1

4). Get Hard (WB), 3,132 theaters (-80) / $2.6M Fri./ $3.6M Sat. (+37%)/ $2.3M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $8.6M (-34%) / Total cume: $71.2M / Wk 3

5). Cinderella (DIS), 3,025 theaters (-379) / $2.2M Fri. / $3M Sat. (+34%)/ $1.8M Sun. (-39%) / 3-day cume: $7.2M (-29%) / Total cume: $180.7M / Wk 5

6). Insurgent (LG), 3,118 theaters (-324) / $2.1M Fri. / $3M Sat. (+39%)/ $1.6M Sun. (-44%) / 3-day cume: $6.85M (-32%) / Total cume: $114.8M / Wk 4

7). Woman in Gold (TWC), 1,504 theaters (+1,246) / $1.8M Fri. /$2.3M Sat. (+31%)/ $1.6M Sun. (-30%) / 3-day cume: $5.85M (+180%)/ Total cume: $9.3M/ Wk 2

8). It Follows (RAD), 1,633 theaters (-22) /$634K Fri./  $844K Sat. (+33%)/ $549K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $2M (-19%)/ Total cume: $11.7M / Wk 5

9). Danny Collins (BST), 739 theaters (+656) / $465K Fri. / $683K Sat. (+47%)/ $450K Sun. (-34%) / 3-day cume: $1.6M (+361%)/ Total cume: $2.5M / Wk 4

10). While We’re Young (A24), 246 theaters (+212) / $396K Fri. /$567K Sat. (+43%)/ $397K Sun. (-30%) / 3-day cume: $1.37M (+181%) / Total cume: $2.35M / Wk 3

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Furious 7: A Record-Breaking Opening Weekend!

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The best ever debut in the Fast and the Furious franchise’s history.

As expected, Furious 7 absolutely dominated this weekend’s box office, smashing records as it raced off with an estimated $143.6 million domestic debut.

Globally, the James Wan-directed sequel — which was devastated by the death of lead actor Paul Walker during a break in production — made an additional $240.4 million for a worldwide total opening weekend of $384 million.

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This makes Furious 7’s stunning debut a franchise-best openingweekend, the biggest April opening ever, the biggest Easter weekend opening ever, the second-largest pre-summer bow in history, and the biggest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. Furious 7 also received an A CinemaScore.

Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:

1. Furious 7 $143.6 million

2. Home $27.4 million

3. Get Hard $12.9 million

4. Cinderella $10.3 million

5. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $10 million

6. It Follows $2.5 million

7. Woman in Gold $2 million

8. Kingsman: The Secret Service $1.7 million

9. Do You Believe? $1.5 million

10. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $1 million

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