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Weekend Estimates: Furious 7 Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

April 19th, 2015

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Furious 7 continues its cruise into the record books this weekend with a third straight weekend at number one domestically, an international weekend estimated at $167.9 million (including $93.3 million in China to take it to $250 million there), and a worldwide total estimated at $1.153 billion as of the end of Sunday. It’s now the biggest film in Universal’s history, and their second after Jurassic Park to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film’s 51% decline in its third weekend in the domestic market suggests it’s running out of steam and will probably end with around $330 million here. It still has one weekend to cash in though, before Avengers: Age of Ultron will start on its own march to $1 billion on May 1.

Although overshadowed by Furious 7, several films are making very healthy debuts this weekend. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is shrugging off terrible reviews to bring in a very healthy $24 million. Unfriended will post around $16 million, which is pretty good news for a film that cost around $1 million to make (although probably $15 million or more to market). Disney’s latest nature doc, Monkey Kingdom is headed for around $4.7 million.

In more limited release, True Story will pick up $1.93 million from 831 theaters, and Child 44 $600,000 from 510 venues. Both movies fell in the uncomfortable middle ground between a limited and wide release, and neither seems to have benefited from it.

Ex Machina, meanwhile, is still doing great business in truly limited release. It will earn an estimated $814,293 this weeekend from 39 theaters, for a chart-topping average of $20,879. Also topping a $10,000 average, albeit in just a single theater, is Felix et Meira, which will earn around $15,000 in a single New York theater for Oscilloscope Pictures.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Furious 7, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Monkey Kingdom, Ex Machina, Child 44, True Story, Unfriended, Felix et Meira