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Weekend Box Office: ‘Ex Machina’ jumps into the top ten while ‘Furious 7’ takes the top spot for the fourth straight weekend

Weekend Box Office: ‘Ex Machina’ jumps into the top ten while ‘Furious 7’ takes the top spot for the fourth straight weekend

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For the fourth straight weekend, the newest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, James Wan’s Furious 7, took the top spot at the box office, adding another $18.3 million to its total earnings so far to bring its total domestic earnings to over $320 million, over 1.5 times that of 2015’s second highest domestic earner to date, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. The film was joined in the top three by a repeat performer and a new entry, as the Kevin James-starring Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 remained steady in second place with a total of $15.5 million. Rounding out the top three, however, was the Blake Lively-Ellen Burstyn starring The Age of Adaline, which garnered the third spot with $13.4 million in its opening weekend.

Among the rest of the box office, the horror feature Unfriended saw the biggest revenue decrease, dropping over 60% from its opening weekend gross to land in fifth place with $6.2 million. Screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina, however, capitalised on its expansion into wide release by earning $5.4 million, landing it in sixth place. Former box office champions The Divergent Series: Insurgent and the aforementioned Cinderella slipped out of the top ten, while Dreamworks’ Home was the only other feature to hold steady from last week, finishing once again in fourth place with $8.3 million.

Among limited releases, the biggest impact was made by the Brett Morgen documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, as the HBO documentary pulled in $150,000 in three threatres for a PSA of $50,000. Russell Crowe’s feature film directorial debut The Water Diviner had the biggest opening among limited releases, garnering $1.25 million across 320 theatres to finish with a PSA of $3,906. The Nick Kroll-starring Adult Beginners earned $40,130 in ten theatres for a PSA of $4,013 to go with its VOD earnings, while the John Travolta-starring The Forger garnered $11,000 in 12 theatres, giving it a PSA of $917 to accompany its VOD totals.

The top earners at the US box office for the weekend are as follows:

  1. Furious 7 — $18,259,000
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 — $15,500,000
  3. The Age of Adaline — $13,375,000
  4. Home — $8,300,000
  5. Unfriended — $6,244,000
  6. Ex Machina — $5,441,000
  7. The Longest Ride — $4,365,000
  8. Get Hard — $3,905,000
  9. Monkey Kingdom — $3,551,000
  10. Woman in Gold — $3,501,000