NORTH AMERICA: ‘Furious 7’ Leads on Tuesday with $4.36M; ‘The Longest Ride’ Claims Second with $1.21M

Universal’s Furious 7 took in $4.36 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office with ease for a twelfth consecutive day. The well-received seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was up 20 percent over Monday and down 67 percent from last Tuesday. Furious 7 has grossed a massive $259.52 million in twelve 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 46 percent ahead of the $177.53 million twelve-day take of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6 and just ahead of the $258.33 million twelve-day gross of 2012’s The Hunger Games.

Fox’s The Longest Ride held steady in second with $1.21 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood was up a strong 51 percent over Monday’s performance. The Longest Ride has grossed $15.03 million in five days, which is on the low end of pre-release expectations. Compared to other Nicholas Sparks adaptations, The Longest Ride is running 30 percent ahead of the $11.58 million five-day start of last year’s The Best of Me and 42 percent behind the $25.84 million five-day take of 2012’s The Lucky One.

Fellow Fox release Home continued to claim third place with $1.05 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation increased 43 percent over Monday and fell a sharp 76 percent from last Tuesday’s post-Easter performance. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $130.87 million in 19 days. That places the film 3 percent ahead of the $127.46 million 19-day gross of 2013’s The Croods.

Warner’s Get Hard took in $0.822 million to remain in fourth place. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart was up 25 percent over Monday and down a respectable 52.5 percent from last Tuesday. Get Hard has grossed $72.26 million in 19 days, which is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations.

Woman In Gold rounded out the day’s unchanged top five with $0.764 million. The drama from The Weinstein Company starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds was up an impressive 52 percent over Monday. That represented the day’s strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. The 14-day total for Woman In Gold stands at a solid $10.20 million.