NORTH AMERICA: 'The Age of Adaline' Leads on Thursday with $0.83M; 'Furious 7' Takes Second with $0.76M
on May 01, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline was up one spot from Wednesday to move into first place on Thursday with $0.834 million. With Disney's Avengers: Age of Ultron now in theatres, The Age of Adaline will obviously fall out of first place today. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively was down a slim 4 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The Age of Adaline placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $17.17 million. That was on the high end of expectations and places the film 3 percent ahead of the recent $16.66 million seven-day take of The Longest Ride.
Universal's Furious 7 was down one spot and a sharp 23 percent from Wednesday to fall to second on Thursday with $0.763 million. Furious 7 obviously took a big hit from the massive $27.6 million Thursday night launch of Avengers: Age of Ultron (which will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance). Furious 7 was the week's top film with a weekly take of $22.16 million. That represented a 40 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to an extremely impressive $324.42 million.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 held steady in third place with $0.469 million. Sony's modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel was down 9 percent from Wednesday. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 finished just ahead of The Age of Adaline for the week to place in second with $17.19 million. The film was down 40 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a solid $45.64 million in two weeks.
Monkey Kingdom was up six spots and a strong 35 percent over Wednesday to move into fourth on Thursday with $0.348 million. The latest nature documentary from Disney's Disneynature label placed in ninth for the week with $4.58 million. That represented a 32 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at $11.29 million.
A24's Ex Machina was down one spot and a very sharp 25 percent from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with an estimated $0.329 million. The critically acclaimed Alex Garland directed sci-fi film took sixth place this week with $7.16 million. Ex Machina has grossed a promising $8.64 million through three weeks of release.