The early box office estimates are out and there really aren’t any big surprises, as we begin to countdown to the arrival of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s what went down:
Furious 7 held on to the top spot for the fourth and final week in a row, bringing in another $16.3 million to bring its current North American total to a simply amazing $318 million, the biggest gross in franchise history. It’s worldwide total is over $1 billion at this point. No wonder Furious 8 has been greenlit for 2017.
As for the rest of the top five, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is in second place with $13.6 million, followed close behind in third place by The Age of Adaline, which debuts with $13.5 million. Don’t be surprised to see these two films flip spots when the final numbers come out. Meanwhile, Home was in fourth place with $7.9 million, while Unfriended closed things out in fifth with $6 million.
The critically acclaimed Ex Machina underperformed, debuting in sixth place with $4.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Furious 7 – $20 million
2) The Age of Adaline – $14 million
3) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $12 million
4) Home $8 million
5) Ex Machina – $5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Furious 7 – $16.3 million
2) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $13.6 million
3) The Age of Adaline– $13.5 million
4) Home – $7.9 million
5) Unfriended – $6 million
Next week, the only question is going to be how much money will Avengers: Age of Ultron pull in during its opening weekend. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our prediction.