‘Furious 7′ Kicked ‘Mall Cop 2’ to the Curb At the Box Office | GeekShizzle

Furious 7” is still reigning king at the box office with an impressive $29.1 million take in its third consecutive week at the top. The seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise has proudly stacked up over $294.4 million in total since its release. The film directed by James Wan collects a global haul of $1.2 billion to become the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time. It also managed to set the record as the first Universal film to reach the milestone in its initial theatrical release. The studio’s “Jurassic Park” crossed the $1 billion mark only after getting a 3D release in 2013.

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'Furious 7' Kicked ‘Mall Cop 2' to the Curb At the Box Office

‘Furious 7′ Kicked ‘Mall Cop 2’ to the Curb At the Box Office

Kevin James’”Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ failed to dethrone the action packed film, raking in $59.8 million in its debut weekend. In this sequel, in which James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals. Rottentomatoes.com dished out a fat round “0” so far which means “Mall Cop 2” is the lowest rated movie of 2015 based on 41 reviews. The consensus reads:

“Bathed in flop sweat and bereft of purpose, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 strings together fat-shaming humor and Segway sight gags with uniformly unfunny results.”

Ouch!

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The Columbia Pictures comedy is followed by horror pic “Unfriended” in third place which opens with an estimated $16 million. Animated buddy flick produced by DreamWorks Animation “Home (2015)” takes fourth place, followed by “The Longest Ride” to wrap up the top five.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Furious 7” – $29.1 million
  2. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” – $24 million
  3. “Unfriended” – $16 million
  4. “Home (2015)” – $10.3 million
  5. “The Longest Ride” – $6.9 million
  6. “Get Hard” – $4.8 million
  7. “Monkey Kingdom” – $4.7 million
  8. “Woman in Gold” – $4.6 million
  9. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” – $4.2 million
  10. “Cinderella” – $3.9 million

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