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04.12.2015

Furious 7 makes fast cash!

The franchise's fine-tuned entertainment engines kept FURIOUS 7 at the top of the box office for a second weekend with an estimated $60.5 million!

Although that figure is down nearly 60% from its opening last week, FURIOUS 7's 10-day total of $252.5 million already makes it the biggest release in the series, passing the $238.6 million domestic finish line of FAST & FURIOUS 6.

In addition, the latest installment of stunt-loaded vehicular lunacy has zoomed to $800 million worldwide, also putting it beyond FAST & FURIOUS 6's $788.7 million worldwide total and making it a likely candidate to become the first billion-grossing blockbuster of 2015.

The animated family feature HOME has found a home at #2 for a second week with another $19 million, for a domestic total of $129.5 million and a global total of $240.5 million.

Opening in third was the romance THE LONGEST RIDE with $13.5 million, which seems somewhere in the middle for a Nicholas Sparks adaptation (last October's THE BEST OF ME started with $10 million, and before that SAFE HAVEN opened to $21.4 million). The target audience swooned to Clint-spawn Scott Eastwood with an 'A' CinemaScore, but critics didn't feel the love with 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fourth place, the R-rated Kevin Hart/Will Ferrell comedy GET HARD made another $8.6 million and has accumulated $71.2 million so far. Disney's live-action CINDERELLA was behind it with $7.2 million, followed by THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT with $6.8 million and a $250 million worldwide total (which still trails the first movie's $288.7 million).

The rest of the chart consisted of movies that had expanded from limited release. The Helen Mirren/Ryan Reynolds historical drama WOMAN IN GOLD was pushed onto 1500 screens for $5.8 million, and the critical fave horror movie IT FOLLOWS was in eighth for $2 million on its third week in semi-wide release.

After that, the Al Pacino showcase DANNY COLLINS jumped into the Top 10 with $1.6 million after adding 650 screens, and the Ben Stiller/Noah Baumbach reunion WHILE WE'RE YOUNG pulled in $1.3 million on 246 screens.

Outside the chart, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, DO YOU BELIEVE? and KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (now at nearly $400 million worldwide) were nudged aside. In limited release, Alex Garland's sci-fi effort EX MACHINA had an excellent $62k per-screen average, the Kristen Stewart/Julette Binoche drama CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA started with $23k per-screen, and Ryan Gosling's directing debut LOST RIVER (also now on VOD) had a $13k per-screen average.

Next weekend brings the Tom Hardy thriller CHILD 44, the Segway-patrolling sequel PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, Disney's simian documentary MONKEY KINGDOM, the online horror tale UNFRIENDED, and the James Franco/Jonah Hill drama TRUE STORY.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Furious 7 $60.5 M $252.5 M
2. Home $19 M $129.5 M
3. The Longest Ride $13.5 M
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4. Get Hard $8.6 M $71.2 M
5. Cinderella $7.2 M $180.7 M
6. Insurgent $6.8 M $114.8 M
7. Woman in Gold $5.8 M $9.3 M
8. It Follows $2 M $11.7 M
9. Danny Collins $1.6 M $2.5 M
10. While We're Young $1.3 M $2.3 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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9:14AM on 04/13/2015
I'd like to live in a world where a movie like It Follows makes $800 million.
I'd like to live in a world where a movie like It Follows makes $800 million.
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12:45AM on 04/13/2015

Hmmm, interesting...

Always love to see a franchise keep getting bigger and better. We'll see if it can go up from here. I will be fascinated to see where this movie ranks up there with avengers, star wars, spectre, and hunger games at the end of the year. How high can it go?
Also, I'm wondering how high Home can go...strong so far and ZERO competition til mid-June. Dreamworks needs a $200 million-hit badly. Hate to see them get sold or liquidated by Disney or some other crappy scenario. They need a little
Always love to see a franchise keep getting bigger and better. We'll see if it can go up from here. I will be fascinated to see where this movie ranks up there with avengers, star wars, spectre, and hunger games at the end of the year. How high can it go?
Also, I'm wondering how high Home can go...strong so far and ZERO competition til mid-June. Dreamworks needs a $200 million-hit badly. Hate to see them get sold or liquidated by Disney or some other crappy scenario. They need a little breathing room while they restructure.
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9:03PM on 04/12/2015
Well you don't go see Furious 7 for the plot & the crazy action scenes make up for the most convoluted plot ever, even the fight scenes were spot on, should have strong legs until Age Of Ultron.
Well you don't go see Furious 7 for the plot & the crazy action scenes make up for the most convoluted plot ever, even the fight scenes were spot on, should have strong legs until Age Of Ultron.
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8:27PM on 04/12/2015
Seen it in Imax today. Movie is WAY over the top but loved it! Just a big dumb fun movie. I think it was better than 6 but not as good as 5. The ending was a bit rough. I knew it was coming but still got teary eyed. I had to put my sunglasses on a soon as I walked out of the theater so no one would see my eye's lol. I know they will be making more but this will be the last one I see.
Seen it in Imax today. Movie is WAY over the top but loved it! Just a big dumb fun movie. I think it was better than 6 but not as good as 5. The ending was a bit rough. I knew it was coming but still got teary eyed. I had to put my sunglasses on a soon as I walked out of the theater so no one would see my eye's lol. I know they will be making more but this will be the last one I see.
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7:58PM on 04/12/2015
Damn! $250 million in two weeks? Furiously Sweet!
Damn! $250 million in two weeks? Furiously Sweet!
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3:56PM on 04/12/2015

Hey Jack Napier

I have that bowl of dicks for you. You claimed I was an idiot to think this would hit 800 million and would be nowhere near 1 billion. YOU CLAIMEd 750 million MAAAAX. LOL Dont quit your day job.
I have that bowl of dicks for you. You claimed I was an idiot to think this would hit 800 million and would be nowhere near 1 billion. YOU CLAIMEd 750 million MAAAAX. LOL Dont quit your day job.
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3:19PM on 04/12/2015

fast and shit 7

this years age of extinction.
this years age of extinction.
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3:56PM on 04/12/2015
Thumbs down for you Good sir. Hardly this years age of extinction.
Thumbs down for you Good sir. Hardly this years age of extinction.
9:05PM on 04/12/2015
Don't feed the troll
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2:08PM on 04/12/2015
I hope Child 44 delivers and is as great as its cast. But I have a bad feeling it won't do well at the box-office. I will be holding my fingers for both its quality and financial performance. I want more Tom Hardy-led films.

Meanwhile, I'm really glad Furious 7 is doing so well. It wasn't the best film in the series but it had moments of great action, with quite a lot of tension and excitment (the climax drops off, though) but the send off to Paul Walker is what makes it stand out. Great
I hope Child 44 delivers and is as great as its cast. But I have a bad feeling it won't do well at the box-office. I will be holding my fingers for both its quality and financial performance. I want more Tom Hardy-led films.

Meanwhile, I'm really glad Furious 7 is doing so well. It wasn't the best film in the series but it had moments of great action, with quite a lot of tension and excitment (the climax drops off, though) but the send off to Paul Walker is what makes it stand out. Great stuff.
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