Furious 7 continues to roll while Paul Blart shows up in second

The early weekend box office estimates are out, with few surprises and very little in the way of big numbers. Here’s what went down:

imageFurious 7 held on to the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimayed $25.5 million and raising it’s total to an outstanding $290 million. The film should cross the $300 million mark within the next five days or so. Look for one more weekend of rule before Avengers: Age of Ultron knocks the film off. 

Opening in second place with $22 million was Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, a number significantly down from the original’s $31 million debut back in 2009. There’s not way this instalment will make even close to the $146 million the original delivered, which means it’s likely this is the last Paul Blart film we’ll see in theatres.

As for the rest of the top five, horror film Unfriended opened in third place with a decent $16.2 million. Home was in fourth place with $10.4 million, while The Longest Ride closed things out in fifth place with $7.5 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Furious 7 – $35 million
2) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $24 million
3) Unfriended – $18 million
4) Home – $10 million
5) The Longest Ride – $6 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Furious 7 – $25 million
2) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $22 million
3) Unfriended – $16.2 million
4) Home – $10.4 million
5) The Longest Ride – $7.5 million

Next weekend sees the released of The Age of Adelaine. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.

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