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Box Office Top 20: 'Furious 7' nears $300 million, becomes 7th highest grossing film

04/20/2015 05:40 EDT | Updated 07/11/2015 07:59 EDT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Newcomers "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and "Unfriended" were still no match for "Furious 7" in its third week in release. Universal's high-octane movie took in $29.2 million, bringing its domestic total to a stunning $294.5 million. With $1.15 billion in worldwide receipts, "Furious 7" has become the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, behind "Iron Man 3."

Despite lacklustre reviews, Sony's "Paul Blart" sequel opened stronger than expected with $23.8 million on a $30 million budget, while Universal and Blumhouse's micro-budget horror film "Unfriended" well surpassed its $1 million production budget, taking in $15.8 million in its first week in release.

Lionsgate's "Child 44," starring Tom Hardy, did not fare so well. The R-rated thriller opened to a disappointing $621,812 from 510 locations.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. "Furious 7," Universal, $29,156,595, 3,964 locations, $7,355 average, $294,510,675, 3 weeks.

2. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," Sony, $23,762,435, 3,633 locations, $6,541 average, $23,762,435, 1 week.

3. "Unfriended," Universal, $15,845,115, 2,739 locations, $5,785 average, $15,845,115, 1 week.

4. "Home," 20th Century Fox, $10,608,947, 3,488 locations, $3,042 average, $142,917,827, 4 weeks.

5. "The Longest Ride," 20th Century Fox, $7,020,782, 3,371 locations, $2,083 average, $23,681,298, 2 weeks.

6. "Get Hard," Warner Bros., $4,944,381, 2,655 locations, $1,862 average, $78,393,149, 4 weeks.

7. "Woman In Gold," The Weinstein Company, $4,596,287, 2,011 locations, $2,286 average, $15,951,799, 3 weeks.

8. "Monkey Kingdom," Disney, $4,577,861, 2,012 locations, $2,275 average, $4,577,861, 1 week.

9. "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," Lionsgate, $4,096,952, 2,542 locations, $1,612 average, $120,552,425, 5 weeks.

10. "Cinderella," Disney, $4,025,469, 2,414 locations, $1,668 average, $186,478,482, 6 weeks.

11. "True Story," Fox Searchlight, $1,950,214, 831 locations, $2,347 average, $1,950,214, 1 week.

12. "While We're Young," A24 Films, $1,438,384, 713 locations, $2,017 average, $4,006,203, 4 weeks.

13. "Danny Collins," Bleecker Street, $893,551, 648 locations, $1,379 average, $3,881,050, 5 weeks.

14. "It Follows," Radius-TWC, $820,187, 941 locations, $872 average, $13,281,332, 6 weeks.

15. "Ex Machina," A24 Films, $798,661, 39 locations, $20,478 average, $1,126,277, 2 weeks.

16. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," 20th Century Fox, $678,874, 556 locations, $1,221 average, $125,659,122, 10 weeks.

17. "Child 44," Lionsgate, $621,812, 510 locations, $1,219 average, $621,812, 1 week.

18. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $379,718, 445 locations, $853 average, $347,762,902, 17 weeks.

19. "Do You Believe?," Pure Flix, $368,013, 449 locations, $820 average, $12,227,429, 5 weeks.

20. "SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge Out Of Water," Paramount, $357,715, 328 locations, $1,091 average, $161,709,302, 11 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.