UPDATED APRIL 20: Universal’s smash action release, which this weekend became the studio’s biggest global hit of all time on $1.152bn, held on to North American pole position on $29.2m for a confirmed $294.5m after three weekends.
Sony’s comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 starring Kevin James arrived at number two on $23.8m from 3,633 venues, which was down 25.2% against the $31.8m number one debut of the original in January 2009 and down 32% in real terms against the 2009 inflation-adjusted $35m debut.
Universal’s horror film Unfriended opened at number three on $15.8m from 2,739, while Disneynature’s documentaryMonkey Kingdom arrived at number eight on $4.6m from 2,012 via Buena Vista.
Fox Searchlight’s Sundance premiere and crime mystery True Story starring Jonah Hill and James Franco opened at number 11 on $1.9m from 831, while Lionsgate’s Soviet-era crime thriller Child 44 with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman opened on $621,000 from 510.
Overall box office for the top 12 fell 10.8% against last weekend and dropped about 9.9% versus the comparable session in 2014.
This week’s wide releases are Lakeshore’s drama The Age Of Adaline via Lionsgate and drama Little Boy through Open Road.
Confirmed top 10 North America Apr 17-19 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (1) Furious 7 (Universal) Universal Pictures International $29.2m $294.5m
2 (-) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Columbia) Sony Pictures Releasing International $23.8m –
3 (-) Unfriended (Universal) Universal Pictures International $15.8m –
4 (2) Home (Fox-DreamWorks Animation) Fox International $10.6m $142.9m
5 (3) The Longest Ride (Fox) Fox International $7m $23.7m
6 (4) Get Hard (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $4.9m $78.4m
7 (7) Woman In Gold (TWC) TWC International $4.59m $15.9m
8 (-) Monkey Kingdom (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $4.58m –
9 (6) The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Lionsgate-Summit) Lionsgate International $4.1m $120.6m
10 (5) Cinderella (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $4m $186.5m