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Weekend Estimates: Furious 7 Blasts Off with $143.6 Million Weekend

April 5th, 2015

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After a massive $67.3 million on Friday, all eyes were on a $150 million weekend for Furious 7. It doesn’t look as though that is to be, with Universal projecting a weekend mark of $143,623,480 on Sunday morning. That’s the biggest April weekend of all time, and the biggest weekend outside the Summer or Thanksgiving holidays. It’s also the ninth-biggest weekend of all time, and, needless to say, franchise record. (Click here for a full list of records.) The studio will be delighted at its biggest weekend ever, and the industry as a whole will be looking forward to a lucrative Summer season with some optimism.

The rest of the chart this Passover and Easter weekend looks a little less rosy. Home will be down about 47% to $27.4 million in its second outing. It should pass $100 million in the next couple of days, but it’s showing disappointing legs for a family movie. Perhaps a lack of competition will help it through the rest of April. It is at least fairing better than the other sophomore movie this weekend, Woman in Gold will land in 7th place this weekend with a shade over $2 million—an impressive debut for a film playing in 258 theaters (although its lofty place in the charts is in part down to the relatively weak competition).

The theater average champion this weekend will be Furious 7, with something around $36,000 per location. While We’re Young will come a commendable second, however, with an average around $14,500 in its second weekend.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Home, Furious 7, Get Hard, While We're Young, Woman in Gold, Fast and the Furious