Even the lure of Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford couldn’t help “The Age of Adaline” claim the box-office crown this weekend. The Lionsgate film, about a woman that stops aging after a severe traffic accident, took third-place at the box-office in its debut weekend with $13.3M across the country.
That wouldn’t be enough to beat ‘Furious 7,’ taking the top-spot at the domestic box-office once again with $18.2M in theaters. The film, from Universal Pictures, has earned over $320.5M domestically since its release. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson, based on the characters created by Gary Scott Thompson and was directed by James Wan.
Taking second-place this week was the follow-up film ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ from Sony Pictures. The slapstick-comedy earned $15.5M domestically this weekend across an estimated 3,633 locations. The film stars Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Eduardo Verástegui and follows Paul Blart while he is vacationing in Vegas with his daughter before she moves away to college. The film has earned over $43.9M for Sony Pictures to-date.
The animated family-comedy ‘Home’ from 20th Century Fox earned $8.3M over the weekend, increasing the film’s running domestic total to over $153.7M since the film premiered in theaters. The film stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin, following the adventures of a crashed fugitive alien and a little girl looking for her mother.
Finishing up the top-five this week was the horror-thriller ‘Unfriended,’ also from Universal Pictures. The sci-fi horror film earned an additional $6.2M across the country, increasing the film’s domestic-total to over $25.1M for the studio since its release. ‘Unfriended’ stars Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer and Courtney Halverson, following a group of friends that are now being haunted from the social-media accounts of their recently deceased friend.
Missing the top-five but earning a mention was the film ‘Ex Machina’ from A24 Films. The highly-anticipated sci-fi drama earned $5.4M in its second week in an expanded release. The film has earned almost $7M for the studio since its limited release in theaters earlier this month. The thriller stars Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac about a young programmer invited to participate in a new experiment in artificial intelligence, who meets an unbelievable new female A.I. system.