“Furious 7” outshines other movies after becoming the biggest movie hit of all time. The movie, which starred the late Paul Walker, earned about US$1.153 billion worldwide and US$29.1 million over the weekend in North America, according to CNBC News.
“Furious 7” fended strong new comers including “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” which starred Kevin James and horror movie “Unfriended”, which was reported to cost US$1 million. The horror film was also the eleventh micro-budgeted movie to open at more than US$15 million.
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” ranked second after gaining US$24 million in North America. The movie was also down by 25% against its original that was shown in 2009 and held US$31.8 million after its release. It was also down by 32% against the inflation adjusted debut in 2009 which took home US$35 million.
Meanwhile, the horror offering from Universal, “Unfriended”, ranked on the third spot with US$16 million from 2,739 venues. Disney nature’s documentary, “Monkey Kingdom” was ranked at number seven with US$4.7 million which par expectations. Disney was said to have spent about US$10 million for the documentary narrated by Tina Fey. The documentary’s release also coincided with Earth Day.
“True Story” from Fox Searchlight was able to take in US$1.9 million and sat on the eleventh spot. “Child 44” from Lionsgate debuted on US$600,000.
Analysts said “Furious 7” could still hit US$350 million but will have to maintain its spot in two weeks against “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
The box office for this weekend for the top 12 movies has fallen by 10.9% compared to last weekend’s list. It has also dropped around the same number compared to the last session in 2014.
Lionsgate’s, “The Age of Adaline” and “Little Boythrough” are slated for release this week.
On the other hand, click here for the estimated box office top 10 movies in North America from April 17-19, 2015 when it comes to estimated weekend gross and their respective estimated total earnings to date.
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