The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but “Furious 7″ maintained first place for the third weekend in a row.
The high-octane thriller “Furious 7″ maintained speed in its second week, racing away with another $60.6 million and bringing its box office total to a robust $252.5 million.
The high-octane “Furious 7″ peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office.
The DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home” beat out “Get Hard,” the comedy with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to estimates.
The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters. Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” stumbled with only $5 million.
Disney’s recent streak continued with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
Neither a hyper-intelligent robot nor Vince Vaughn could save the box office this weekend, which was down 38.5 percent from the same weekend last year, according to estimates.
The erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan earned another $23.2 million in its second weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, distributor Universal Pictures said on Sunday.
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” finally unseated Clint Eastwood’s runaway hit “American Sniper” at the weekend box office, while high-priced fantasies flopped.
“American Sniper” shot down another box office record. According to Sunday estimates, it made $31.9 million this weekend for the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
After three weeks atop the box office, “The Hobbit” has been taken down by Liam Neeson.