'Furious 7' Adds $18.8M on Friday, Crosses $200M Domestically; 'The Longest Ride' Posts Respectable $5.5M First Day

on April 11, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff
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Universal reports that Furious 7 took in another $18.8 million on Friday, boosting its domestic haul up to $210.7 million. Crossing the $200 million domestic threshold in an impressive eight days, the well-received film topped The Hunger Games' $208.6 million as the ninth best eight-day haul in history. The pic is also pacing an incredible 44 percent ahead of Fast & Furious 6, and even surpassed the final $209.8 million domestic total of Fast Five yesterday. Word of mouth and the emotional tribute to Paul Walker continue driving the film's success as it heads toward what Universal projects will be a $60.2 million sophomore frame.

Holding onto second, DreamWorks' Home added $5.58 million yesterday, down 51 percent from Good Friday last week. Through 15 days, the animated hit has tallied $116.1 million domestically -- 5 percent ahead of the pace of The Croods. BoxOffice projects a $19.5 million third frame.

Debuting in third place yesterday, The Longest Ride posted $5.5 million -- 33 percent ahead of The Best of Me's $4.1 million first day last October. The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation is generating average word of mouth for the genre with a 71 percent Rotten Tomatoes audience score and 29 percent critics' score this morning. BoxOffice projects a $14 million opening weekend.

Get Hard claimed fourth place on Friday with $2.63 million, off 47 percent from Good Friday. The Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy has banked a modest-but-successful $65.2 million thus far. BoxOffice projects $8.0 million for the weekend.

Filling out the top five, Cinderella took in $2.28 million for a 44 percent decline from Good Friday. Disney's flick stands at $175.8 million domestically and should take in around $7.4 million this weekend. Just behind that film was The Divergent Series: Insurgent with $2.15 million, bringing its total to $110.15 million. The latter film is projected to earn $7 million for the weekend.

Meanwhile, Woman In Gold expanded to 1,504 locations this weekend and brought in $1.8 million on Friday. That gives the film $5.25 million in the bank since debuting in limited release last week. BoxOffice projects a $6.0 million weekend.

Tags: The Longest Ride, Furious 7
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