Furious 7, Home hold back The Longest Ride
It was a relatively slow weekend at the box-office this weekend with only one major film releasing in theaters nationwide. Once again Universal’s high-octane hit ‘Fast & Furious 7’ took the top spot for another week at the domestic box-office. The film, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson, earned an additional $60.6M this week, driving the film’s domestic total to over $252M to date. In second place was the animated family-comedy ‘Home’ from 20th Century Fox. The film brought-in another $19M across 3,703 screens this weekend and now sits at $129M to date.
Home’ stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin, and was directed by Tim Johnson.
The only major film to open this weekend was ‘The Longest Ride,’ also from 20th Century Fox. The film earned $13.5M over its debut weekend release across 3,366 screens here in the United States. The romance-drama stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda, following the relationship of a young rodeo-star’s return to the game after an automobile crash. The film was directed by George Tillman Jr. and is based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel.
Fourth-place this week went to a comedy, Warner Brothers Pictures’ buddy-film ‘Get Hard’. The film stars earned over $8.6M this weekend. Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Alison Brie star in the film.
Disney’s live-action ‘Cinderella’ rounded-out the top five this week with $7.2M at the box-office. ‘Cinderella’ has now earned over $180M domestically and stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Richard Madden. The film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, working off a screenplay written by Chris Weitz.
Just missing the top-five this week was the Lionsgate former champ ‘Insurgent’ from the ‘Divergent’ Franchise. The YA film earned an additional $6.8M at the domestic box-office, boosting the film’s total to just under $115M since its release back in March. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Theo James.