NORTH AMERICA: ‘Furious 7’ Continues to Easily Lead on Monday with $3.64M; ‘The Longest Ride’ Takes Second with $0.80M

Universal’s Furious 7 took in $3.64 million on Monday to lead the daily box office with ease for an eleventh straight day. The well-received seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 74 percent from last Monday. With spring break and Easter now both behind us, midweek grosses in general came back down to Earth on Monday. Furious 7 has grossed a massive $255.16 million in eleven days. That already makes Furious 7 the highest grossing film of The Fast and The Furious franchise domestically. The film is running an extremely impressive 47 percent ahead of the $173.97 million eleven-day take of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6 and 1 percent ahead of the $253.01 million eleven-day gross of 2012’s The Hunger Games.

Fox’s The Longest Ride placed in second with $0.804 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood fell 69 percent from Sunday’s performance. The Longest Ride has grossed $13.82 million in four days, which is on the low end of expectations. Compared to other Nicholas Sparks adaptations, The Longest Ride is running 29 percent ahead of the $10.68 million four-day start of last year’s The Best of Me and 42 percent below the $23.97 million four-day take of 2012’s The Lucky One.

Fellow Fox release Home claimed third place with $0.735 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation fell 85 percent from Sunday and a very sharp 84 percent from last Monday. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $129.82 million in 18 days. That places the film 3 percent ahead of the $126.32 million 18-day gross of 2013’s The Croods.

Warner’s Get Hard took fourth place with $0.658 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart was down 67 percent from Sunday and down a very respectable 52.5 percent from last Monday. Get Hard has grossed $71.44 million in 18 days, which is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations.

Woman In Gold rounded out Monday’s top five with $0.502 million. The drama from The Weinstein Company starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds was down 61 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day’s stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. The 13-day total for Woman In Gold stands at a solid $9.44 million.

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