Mon 13 Apr 2015, 08:00
Fast and Furious has continued to dominate US ticket sales in its second weekend after release.
Fast and Furious 7 took in just under $60.6 million over the weekend, with its gross profits now totalling $252 million in the US. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this latest instalment in the thrilling car-racing series has bested all other films of the Fast & Furious franchise.
Don't miss the fourth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise on Wednesday 15 April on Studio Universal at 20:00 CAT.
Since Furious 7’s release on 3 April, the picture has surpassed Fast & Furious 6’s lifetime domestic gross profit of $239 million. Worldwide, Furious 7 is also extremely popular with theatre goers as its international earnings have exceeded $800 million.
The action picture boasts an all-star line-up of actors including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell and Luke Evans. This picture is the final feature film late actor Paul Walker stars in. Paul died in November 2013 after being involved in a car accident.
In second place this week is animated DreamWorks picture Home, which took in $19 million. The feature centres on the otherworldly friendship between Oh, an extraterrestrial on the run, and Tip, a teenage earthling girl who is voiced by Rihanna. Home has done well since its March 27 release, with gross profits totaling $129 million domestically and $242 million internationally.
The Longest Ride came in third, debuting with earnings of $13.5 million. The romantic drama, which stars Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, is the feature film adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks’ novel. The storyline centres on the love affair between a bull rider making a career comeback and a college student looking to break into the New York City art scene.
To watch more Nicholas Sparks novel adaptations, tune in to Dear John on Sunday 26 April at 14:20 CAT on M-Net Movies Stars.