“Fast and Furious 7” surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated US dollar 29 million to hit US dollar 1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
The strong weekend showing gives the car racing action flick a US dollar 294 million haul in the US and Canada since its release and giving the movie certifiable blockbuster status.
The franchise of all seven “Fast and Furious 7” films has brought in a record-breaking US dollar 3.39 billion, NBCUniversal said.
Slapstick comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” starring debuted in the second spot with US dollar 24 million in estimated sales, and stars Kevin James as the hapless, scooter-driving security guard.
Another newcomer, “Unfriended,” took third on the charts with US dollar 16 million in sales, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
The social media horror flick starring Heather Sossaman finds a chat room of friends haunted by an online account of a dead friend.