US box office: “Fast & Furious 7″ again first, thick guard – the second, and the ageless girl Adalin by Blake Lively was only the third.
The romantic fantasy “The Age Adalin” does not seem to be the planned svergatelya idols. In the film tells of a young girl who at the end of 1930 in a car accident, has ceased to grow old and for many years it hid the feature from others; but when she falls in love, she has a choice – to save immortality or stay with your loved one. The story, in short, simple, death, as noted by critics (to make a film of 52% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), he speaks not so clearly as the best examples of the genre. The only thing “Adalin Century” was praised – Work starred actors Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. Apparently, it is the presence of their names on the bill and allowed the film on Friday, April 24 to take first place in the ranking of North American rolled and beat seventh “Fast and the Furious.” But in the end over the weekend “Century Adalin” earned only $ 13.3 million, and became only the third.
Well, the leader of the weekend from 24 to 26 April in the US and Canada for the fourth time in succession became just “Fast & Furious 7″ – this time with a modest revenue of $ 18 , 2 million.
In principle, the seventh of the franchise has received numerous achievements, and the fourth week in the first place – not the most weighty of them. After the US weekend “Fast & Furious 7″ earned a worldwide box $ 1.32 billion – and finished fifth in the list of films with the biggest taxes of all time, and with the prospect of becoming the fourth (ahead of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ with their $ 1.34 billion) and wipe the “Avengers” ($ 1.518 billion in 2012). The film also became the first in the series in terms of revenue, improve the results of the sixth “Fast and the Furious” almost half ($ 789 million in 2013). In general, a very good result, which is only marred by the death of Paul Walker – he was a symbol of the franchise (not filmed only in a failure of the third part), and without the “Fast and Furious” were to end. Actually, that is all there and went – the plot of the seventh film, which was supposed to start a new story has been changed towards completion and continuation of the narrative is not provided.
But the financial success and earned picture billion forced the producers to think – about the first part of the eighth spoke only on the level of rumors, then Vin Diesel has confirmed that such discussions do take place.
And so the decision was made – as expected, “Fast and the Furious-8″ will be removed, and its premiere will take place in April 2017.
The second place last weekend again, like a week ago, went to the police comedy “Fat Man against all” sequel movie, 2009 “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” At this time, guard Paul goes with her daughter in Las Vegas – where, of course, is in the center of the next century crime. Production of the film cost $ 30 million, and at the box office, he has earned $ 54 million, of which $ 15.5 million was spent this weekend in the United States. In Russia, the “Fat Man” will be released in July.
The fourth place in the weekend went to the animated film “Home”, which with persistence worthy of respect for a long time trying to recoup its 135 millionth budget, and finally went into a plus – now its worldwide revenues of $ 281 million, and over the weekend movie about alien land claims earned $ 8.3 million (only 22% less than a week ago).
And closes the top 5 American film distribution rated low-budget horror “Remove from friends” – filmed in America Russian director Levan Gabriadze (“Freaks”) for producing Timur Bekmambetov story about Skype -Meeting group of classmates.
The film cost only $ 1 million and has already paid for itself many times, grossed $ 25.2 million; over the past weekend it earned $ 6.2 million. Prior to the big screen, by the way, “Remove from friends” was getting very long – it premiered in July 2014 at the film festival “Fantasy”; Russian viewers picture show and a half months, in early June.