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Weekend Estimates: Furious 7 Easily Top Again, Passes $250 Million

April 12th, 2015

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With little in the way of direct competition, Furious 7 will maintain a comfortable lead at the box office this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. Universal is projecting a $60.6 million weekend, for a total of $252.5 million after 10 days in release. That will make the film the 9th-fastest to the $250 million mark (see current list here). With the film’s international box office total rushing to $548 million so far, it will have topped $800 million globally by the end of the weekend, moving it past Fifty Shades of Grey to become, by a healthy margin, the top-grossing movie worldwide in 2015.

Second place this weekend, like last weekend, goes to Home, which will be down 30% to $19 million in its third weekend. Its domestic total will reach about $130 million by the end of Sunday. Its continued strength was easily enough to hold off the threat from this weekend’s only wide new release, THe Longest Ride, which will open with about $13.5 million. That’s about a par score for a film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, although a few of his screen adaptations have topped that number.

In limited release, there are several standout movies this weekend. Ex Machina will comfortably take the theater average prize with about $250,000 from four theaters, for an average over $60,000. Clouds of Sils Maria and Dior and I are neck-and-neck in second place, with averages around $21,000. Sils Maria will open with about $65,000 in three theaters, according to our sources, while Dior and I should post about $42,000 from two locations.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Home, The Longest Ride, Furious 7, Fifty Shades of Grey, Ex Machina, Clouds of Sils Maria, Dior and I, Nicholas Sparks