Furious 7 continued to rule the box office as it beat out newcomers, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 & Unfriended. The fast & furious movie brought in $29 million at the domestic box office bringing its total to $294 million. The movie also dominated the oversee market as the movie reached a total worldwide gross of $1.15 billion at the box office. The movie currently ranks seventh for all time worldwide grosses.
For its third week, Furious 7 dropped 51% which is a decent drop and should reach $350 million at the domestic box office by the end of its run.
At the oversee market, Furious 7 is on track to bring in at least $1 billion as the movie has already brought in a total of $250 million from China alone. Furious 7 has passed expectations as the movie has been received very well across the globe and should close with at least $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office.
This weekend also had two new wide releases with Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 & Unfriended. Paul Blart. Mall Cop 2 brought in $24 million which had it take the second spot at the domestic box office. The movie opened lower to the original, Paul Blart: Mall Cop which opened to $31.8 million six years ago.
With a competitive slate of movies set to release in the next couple weeks including the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will have an up hill battle moving forward
With a competitive slate of movies set to release in the next couple weeks combined with mix reception, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 should finish with around $65 million which would be just under half of what the original movie brought in.
Horror film, Unfriended opened to $16 million which is a great debut as the movie only costed around one million to develop. Depending on how it holds, Unfriended could reach $40 million which would be a big win for distributor, Universal as they didn’t have a big marketing push.
Other new releases for this past weekend included Monkey Kingdom which brought in a so-so $4.7 million ranking seventh at the box office. This marked the the sixth film in the Disneynature brand, the documentary should close with around $15 million.
True Story released in limited release and brought in $1.9 million at 831 theatres. Child 44 also debuted this weekend and brought in a disappointing $600,000 at 510 theatres.
Next weekend, The Age of Adaline and Little Boy open nationwide. Did you check out any movies this weekend, and what movies are you excited to see in the coming weeks.
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