Furious 7 speeds to a record debut

As predicted, it was absolutely huge weekend at the box office for one film in particular. Here’s what went down:

imageDefying even the most optimistic of predictions, Furious 7 vaulted to the top of the box office with a stellar $143 million opening. That seriously exceeds the $97.4 million that Fast and Furious 6 pulled in two years ago. Awareness was high, due in part to Furious 7 being Paul Walker’s final film, along woth the exciting trailers showcasing the intense action sequences. Furious 7 should rule the box office for at least a few more weekends, and could be staring down a $300 + North American gross.

As for the rest of the top five, Home was in second place with $27.4 million. Get Hard fell hard in third place with $12.9 million, while Cinderella was in fourth place with $10.2 million. Insurgent closed things out in fifth place with $10 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

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

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Furious 7 – $143 million
2) Home – $27.4 million
3) Get Hard – $12.9 million
4) Cinderella – $10.2 million
5) Insurgent – $10 million

Next weekend see the release of The Longest Ride. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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