By Matt O'Bryant
Welcome Back Everyone to the Box Office Weekend Update,
The first weekend in April now marks the unofficial start to the Summer Movie Season and it kicked the season into super high gear with the release of Universal Pictures' Furious 7 starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and the late Paul Walker.
The 7th installment in The Fast and Furious Franchise marked the biggest debut of any entry so far opening with a huge debut of $146.5 million domestically! The film also opened worldwide to a ridiculously massive $245.1 million overseas bringing its international total to $391.6 million, the fourth biggest opening worldwide of all time!
Furious 7's $146.5 million opening is by far the biggest opening for the month of April ever at the box office. Furious raced far past the previous biggest opening Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which held the previous best record with $95 million. Now its seems that Furious 7 will almost definitely hit the 1 billion mark worldwide beating out the previous entry Fast and Furious 6, which brought in $789 million worldwide back in 2013.
Coming in second place at the box office this weekend was the family friendly Dreamworks Animation's Home earning another $27.4 million in its second weekend of release bringing its domestic total to $95.6 million. In third place was the Ferrell-Hart comedy Get Hard taking in another $12.9 million bringing its overall domestic gross after 2 weeks to $57 million.
Rounding out the top five at the box office this weekend was Disney's Cinderella in its 4th weekend bringing in another $10.2 million to take fourth place, the live-action update has now brought in $167.2 million domestically. Finally coming in fifth place was The Divergent Series: Insurgent raking with another $10 million in its third weekend of release lifting its overall domestic total to $103.3 million.
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Source: Box Office Mojo