Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Furious 7 Has No Brakes

 This week, The Longest Ride and Ex Machina opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.

#1 Furious 7- $59,585,930

On its second week, Furious 7 came in first place. This movie is clearly a monster, monster hit. So far the film has made over $800 million worldwide and will definitely cross $1 billion. This franchise just keeps growing bigger and bigger with each installment. It's kind of scary to think about how much the eighth one could make. Not only is it the fact this this film is the official kick-off to the summer movie season, but the tragic passing of Paul Walker does have a hand to play. It was one of the reasons why I wanted to see this movie. You can read our review here.

#2 Home- $18,532,280

On its third week, Home came in second place. While it is continuously second to Furious 7, it is still making good money. Right now there isn't much in the medium of animated kids films, and we all know that families love to go to these types of movies over and over again. However, in the next few weeks, a bunch of films are going to open, not necessarily for kids that will definitely kick this movie out of the top 5. Let's see how much longer it can last, though.

#3 The Longest Ride- $13,019,686

On its opening weekend, The Longest Ride came in third place. This is just another in a long line of Nicholas Sparks book-to-movie adaptations. Even if they aren't good (any 95% of them generally aren't) they still make some money, even if only on opening weekend. I don't think this movie will have much of a future outside of this weekend in the top 5. It may still be in next week, but I would be shocked if it had legs. We'll just have to wait and see.

#4 Get Hard- $8,218,246

On its third week, Get Hard came in fourth place. While it hasn't been making a ton of money these past few weeks, it has done a considerable job of staying in the top 5. There aren't many comedies out right now, and with the star power of two of the world's hottest comedians right now in Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, it's no wonder this movie has made money. However, poor reviews from both the fans and the critics have prevented it from making a lot of money. Domestically it has made $70 million on a $40 million dollar budget. Factoring in worldwide costs it has probably broken even or come close, but hasn't made the studio much money. There's still time, though.

#5 Cinderella- $7,137,814

On its fifth week, Cinderella came in fifth place. This movie has refused to step down from the top 5, hanging in there week after week after week. The film has made over $180 million domestically so far, and a hell of a lot more worldwide. It is clear that this is a success for Disney with their live action adaptations of their animated films, which is probably why we have had so many confirmed over the past couple weeks. How much longer Cinderella can stay in the top 5, though, I'm not sure.

To re-cap, #1 was Furious 7, #2 was Home, #3 was The Longest Ride, #4 was Get Hard and #5 was Cinderella.

Next week, the horror movie Unfriended, the family comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and the suspense thriller True Story open. I think Paul Blart may take first spot with Furious 7 in second, or the other way around. 

What do you think of this past weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.  

Written by: Nate 
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