BIG box office numbers as "Furious 7" speeds into first with 143.6 million for it's debut. Above expectations but was already pegged to break the 100 mil ceiling but not by that much. The marketing machine behind the film and cast members sharing personal stories about Paul Walker made it more than just an action film. Question is though, is the film good enough to hold for a 2nd week? Even with an average drop-off it will still break 200 mil quickly. Slight drop to #2 is "Home" with another 27.4 mil as it closes in at the 100 mil cume mark. Should reach it by mid-week if not sooner. Big drop to #3 is "Get Hard" with another 12.9 mil and running out of steam fast. Holding at #4 is "Cinderella" with an extra 10.3 mil and trying to reach 200 mil but do not see it happening. Rounding off the top 5 is "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" with another 10 mil and will cap out just over 100 mil cume.
New movies next week:
Just one new wide release movie again this coming week. With about 3300 screens is "The Longest Ride" and should open in the mid to low teens.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst