'Furious 7' does encore victory lap with $60M second weekend

furious-7 - Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Ludacris

Furious 7 – $60 million [2nd week; $250 million] As expected, the latest installment of the series dominated the competition and didn’t even make it close. At $250 million, the film is now the highest grossing of the series beating the then impressive $238 million haul of ‘Fast & Furious 6.’ ‘Furious 6’ brought in $788 million worldwide so it now appears to be a lock that ‘Furious 7′ will become Universal Studios’ first billion dollar film.

‘Furious 7’ is No. 10 on the all-time charts for highest grossing seven days narrowly failing topple ‘Spider-Man 2.’ In reaching $200 million, ‘Furious 7’ becomes Universal’s quickest to hit that threshold toppling even ‘Despicable Me 2,’ which hit the mark in 11 days. Competing studios are largely clearing the runway for ‘Furious 7’ and next week won’t pose any real challenge in it earning a three-point putting it in prime position to pass the baton to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ when it releases May 1.

Home movie 20152. Home – $25 million [3rd week; $ ] Fox’s animated hit

3. The Longest Ride – $14 million [debut week] The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson only managed 29 percent on www.rottentomatoes.com, but audiences liked it enough to place it in the third spot.

4. Get Hard – $ [3rd week, $70 million]

5. Cinderella – [5th week; $175 million]

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