Furious 7 will race to the top of the box office

Only one new release hits theaters this weekend, and there’s absolutely no question that not only will it top the box office, but it’s going to do so with a huge chunk of change. How much? Here’s our prediction:

imageFurious 7 finally makes its way onto screens this weekend, following a delay sadly caused by the unfortunate and untimely death of beloved series star Paul Walker. Filmmakers worked with CGI and body doubles in the form of Walker’s brothers to finish his relevant scenes, and there’s no question that the final product has been done as a tribute to him. All the stars of the franchise, including Vin Diesel, The Rock and even MMA star Ronda Rousey have been out in full force to promote Furious 7, so awareness is high. Even more impressive is the fact that advance reviews have been glowing. So what kind of money will the movie make? Fast and Furious 6 opened two years ago with $97.4 million, a number this film should significantly top. Look for a first place debut for Furious 7 with $135 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Home will drop to second place with $28 million. Get Hard will be in third with $18 million. Cindererella will grab fourth place with $14 million, while Insurgent will be right behind it with $13 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Furious 7 – $135 million
2) Home – $28 million
3) Get Hard – $18 million
4) Cinderella – $14 million
5) Insurgent – $13 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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