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‘Furious 7’ Takes #1 Spot at Weekend Box Office

‘Furious 7’ Takes #1 Spot at Weekend Box Office


Furious 7, the latest installment in the Fast and the Furious, has taken the #1 spot at the box office this weekend with a record-breaking $143.6 million.

Furious 7‘s opening weekend gross easily outpaced the franchise’s previous titles – Fast and Furious 6 earned $97 million during its first three days on release in 2013 – while the high-octane sequel also set a new record as the biggest ever opening in April, surpassing previous title-holder Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which raked in $95 million over the same weekend a year ago.

Furious 7 was also a big hit globally thanks to a massive $240.4 million take outside the U.S. and Canada.

Back in North America, animated family film Home is a distant number two on the box office chart, earning $27.4 million in its second week on release, while Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s comedy Get Hard is at three with $12.9 million.

The film marks Paul Walker’s final appearance in the series after his tragic death in a car crash in November 2013.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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