Weekend Box Office: FURIOUS 7 Makes Fast Cash

Even with a 59% drop from its record-breaking opening weekend, Furious 7‘s overwhelming success continues with two weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.

The final film from the late Paul Walker is picking up $60.6 million and driving its Stateside total to a massive $252.5 million. The high-octane action pic is now up to $800.5 million making it a likely candidate to become the first billion-grossing blockbuster of 2015.

20th Century Fox’s romance The Longest Ride didn’t have the power to overtake DreamWorks Animation’s newest film Home in its third week. The newcomer certainly didn’t have the power to take down Furious 7 and had to settle for third place with $13.5 million to go along with an “A” CinemaScore.

Prison comedy Get Hard made another $8.6 million and Disney’s live-action Cinderella was behind it with $7.2 million, completing the top five.

The Helen Mirren/Ryan Reynolds WWII drama Woman in Gold – about a fight to recover art stolen by the Nazis – expanded nationwide into over 1,500 theaters for $5.8 million.

The Al Pacino dark comedy Danny Collins jumped into the Top 10 with $1.6 million after unrolling slowly over the last three weeks in less than 100 locations.

It is worth noting that Alex Garland‘s sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which opened in only four theaters this weekend, scored a massive $294,000 for a $62,000 per venue, while Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River tanked with just $17,000 in three theaters.

Check out the Rentrak Top-Ten list and join me next time for the indie darling Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Disney’s simian documentary Monkey Kingdom, and the online horror tale Unfriended going somewhat wide while Tom Hardy‘s thriller Child 44 and the James Franco/Jonah Hill drama True Story launch on 500-550 screens.

Estimates Rentrak