‘Furious 7’ Still Off To The Races While ‘The Longest Ride’ Stalls In Weekend Box Office Roundup

By Alyssa Pereira

Furious 7 is still off to the races following a further international expansion over the weekend. After premiering in China, the film set an opening day record there, banking an incredible $60.6 million.

As for its run in the United States, it continues to put up big money. On Sunday, it became the highest grossing movie in the franchise yet, with $252.5 million in profits. Critics believe it will gross around $350 million.

The Nicholas Sparks adaptation for The Longest Ride premiered this weekend, grossing a meager $13.5 million. The film is notable for starring up-and-comer Scott Eastwood, the son of Clint Eastwood, but despite its name recognition, it didn’t grab the big numbers it hoped for. The film will likely end up with around $30 million — not bad for a film without an already established A-List star in the leading role.

Ex Machina, a sci-fi flick about AI robots, premiered in four theaters this week to exceptional success. Look for it to expand in more locations in the coming weeks.

Full Box Office (via Box Office Mojo)

1. Furious 7 $60,591,000
2. Home (2015) $19,000,000
3. The Longest Ride $13,500,000
4. Get Hard $8,635,000
5. Cinderella (2015) $7,225,000
6. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $6,850,000
7. Woman in Gold $5,852,000
8. It Follows $2,027,000
9. Danny Collins $1,600,000
10. While We’re Young $1,377,000

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