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Box Office Prognosis: Furious 7 Is Already The Most Successful Fast and Furious Film Ever

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The Fast and Furious train continues to run swift and angrily, amassing another small fortune in its second weekend of release.  Meanwhile, everything else remains as stagnant as ever, patiently waiting for Summer to arrive so that everything might get the kick in the pants it deserves.  Details on that and more await in this week’s Box Office Prognosis!

But, yeah, Furious 7.  The film is an undeniable box office phenomenon, grossing an additional $60 million in its second weekend of release for a completely ridiculous total of $252 million.  And even though the film fell 59% after its huge debut, that’s still a better hold than past Fast films have had…and with a significantly higher gross to start out with too.  And besides, the film already more than Fast & Furious 6 made in its entire run, making this film the most successful Fast and Furious film ever.  That’s pretty impressive after just 14 days, and don’t expect the success to stop there.

ESPECIALLY when you factor in worldwide gross, which already hit the $800 million benchmark.  The way it’s going, Furious 7 is all but guaranteed to enter the billion dollar club, and will likely find itself in the Top 10 highest grossing films of all time to boot.  it’s a light playing field until Avengers: Age of Ultronso there’s really nothing stopping Universal from cashing in big time on this one.  It will break a billion dollars, it will enter the highest grossing films of all time, and it will ultimately end up being Universal’s biggest film ever.  Not to shabby for a film about flying cars.

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Dreamwork’s Home continues to do well in second place though, dropping only 30% with an estimated $19 million.  That’s a really strong home for the animated film, which makes sense considering the real lack of animated competition right now.  Expect a finishing gross of near $170 million for the film.  In third place for the weekend though was the sole newcomer of the week, The Longest Ride, taking in $13.5 million.  That’s about right for the Nicolas Sparks sub genre (yes, that’s a thing), and should guaranteed a closing total of around $30 million.

In fourth place is once again Get Hard, which fell 34 percent from last week with a $8.6 million gross.  That’s a better hold than the second week, and so far the film is doing quite well with $71.2 million total.  It likely won’t hit the $100 million mark, but it will come close at least.  And finally rounding out the Top 5 is Cinderellataking in $7.2 million with a final cume around $180 million.  It will likely finish very, very near $200 million by the end of its run.

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Here’s the full chart:

Box Office: April 12, 2015

FilmGross
Furious 7$60 million
Home$19 million
The Longest Ride$13.5 million
Get Hard$8.6 million
Cinderella$7.2 million
The Divergent Series: Insurgent$6.8 million
Woman in Gold$5.8 million
It Follows$2 million
Danny Collins$1.6 million
While We're Young$1.3 million

My predictions were about right on target, so that’s cool.

Anyways, that does it for next week’s Prognosis.  Check back next week to see if Paul Blart still gots it in him to top the box office after six years of absence.  We shall see then!

-Matthew

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