“Furious 7” is still pacing at top speed and showing no signs of slowing down as it rakes in piles of money at the box office. We mentioned last week that the number crunchers predict “Furious 7” has a very good chance of becoming the first billion-dollar movie for Universal. The James Wan directed pic debuted to a stunning $143.6 million opening last week, and this week It remains atop the domestic movie chart with approximately $60.6 million for a total of $252.2 million after 10 days in U.S. theaters. The action packed movie has already outshined “Fast and Furious 6” by surpassing $239 million previously earned by its predecessor. “Furious 7” adds $195 million for a foreign take of $548 million and a global gross of $800.5 million. In comparison to the franchise’s top performer, in total “Fast 6” collected $550 outside North America for a global total of $788.7 million back in 2013.
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Elsewhere in the box office charts, DreamWorks’ animation “Home (2015)” retained second place with $19 million, while newcomer “The Longest Ride” starring Scott Eastwood and Brittany Robertson slide in to steal the third spot with $13.5 million. The film directed by George Tillman Jr. is based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks. It centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. The romantic movie received a very positive A grade from CinemaScore.
The top 5 is rounded out by R-rated comedy “Get Hard” featuring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in fourth place with $8.6 million, followed by Disney’s “Cinderella” with $7.2 million.
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
- “Furious 7” – $60.6 million
- “Home (2015)” – $19 million
- “The Longest Ride” – $13.5 million
- “Get Hard” – $8.6 million
- “Cinderella” – $7.2 million
- “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” – $6.9 million
- “Woman in Gold” – $5.9 million
- “It Follows” – $2 million
- “Danny Collins” – $1.6 million
- “While We’re Young” – $1.4 million