Weekend Box Office: FURIOUS 7 Three-Peats with No. 1

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Yeah, there’s no newcomer fast enough to catch Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, picking up an estimated $29 million in its third weekend of release.

Overseas, the final film from the late Paul Walker already crossed the $1 billion mark and it took only 17 days to do it, besting the likes of The Avengers, Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Kevin James’ comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 managed to bring in $24 million and opened in second place this weekend, despite a bad critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Coming in third is Blumhouse Pictures’ micro-budget horror film Unfriended. The film cost a measly $1 million to produce, but grossed an estimated $16 million.

DreamWorks Animation’s newest film Home came in No. 4 in its fourth weekend with $10.3 million. The top five was rounded out by The Longest Ride which has lassoed $6.9 million.

Disneynature’s documentary Monkey Kingdom opened to only $4.7 million from 2,012 locations to place No. 7.

The R-rated thriller True Story, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill opened in eleventh place, earning an estimated $1.93 million from 831 locations.

In limited release, the brainy sci-fi film Ex Machina expanded from four to 39 screens this weekend and made $1.1 million. Check out the Rentrak top ten list:

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Next week we get the release of Blake Lively’s The Age of Adaline, the WWII drama Little Boy, a limited release of Russell Crowe‘s directorial debut, The Water Diviner, along with the international debut of Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, Furious 7 has legs to go one more weekend on top.