James Wan’s Furious 7, the newest entry in the franchise, rose to the top of the box office for a second straight weekend, earning $60.6 million along the way. The film’s total gross to date makes it the most commercially successful feature of the year, leapfrogging it ahead of Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s 50 Shades of Grey. The film’s total gross of $252.5 million to date also already makes it the most commercially successful outing for a number of stars in its ensemble, including Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, and Kurt Russell.
Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young also made a major impact at the box office, landing in the tenth spot on the charts with $1.4 million despite being in limited release. The Ben Stiller-starring feature was not the only new entry in the box office top ten, however, as the Dan Fogelman feature Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino, jumped into ninth place, as its first weekend of wide release garnered it $1.6 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride jumped into third place with a $13.5 million total on its opening weekend, with the Dreamworks animation feature Home holding steady in second place with $19 million. Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service slipped out of the top ten, ending an eight-week streak.
Among limited releases, the Alex Garland feature Ex Machina made the biggest splash, earning $249,956 in only four theatres, for a PSA of $62,489. The total makes Garland’s directorial debut the biggest limited opening feature of the year, displacing While We’re Young from the mantle. Oliver Assayas’ newest feature Clouds of Sils Maria earned $69,729 in three theatres, giving it a PSA of $23,243, while Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly garnered $15,113 from a single theatre in its North American debut. Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River took in $18,000 in three theatres, earning a PSA of $6,000 to go with its VOD earnings, on which it was released concurrently.
The top earners at the US box office for the weekend is as follows:
- Furious 7 — $60,591,000
- Home — $19,000,000
- The Longest Ride — $13,500,000
- Get Hard — $8,635,000
- Cinderella — $7,225,000
- The Divergent Series: Insurgent — $6,850,000
- Woman in Gold — $5,852,000
- It Follows — $2,027,000
- Danny Collins — $1,600,000
- While We’re Young — $1,377,000