Cartoons at the box office: “Furious 7” still on top, now seventh top-grossing film of all time

As expected, “Furious 7” once again topped the box office, earning another $29.1 million (-51.2% from last weekend). The “Fast and the Furious” installment’s current tallies stand at $294.4 million domestic, a whopping $858.3 million overseas, and a global total of $1.153 billion. That makes “Furious 7” globally the top grossing film released in 2015 to date, though it might lose that claim once “Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes out. “Furious 7” is now the seventh top grossing film of all time (not adjusting for inflation), surpassing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Obviously, fast cars sell globally…and we’ll also be seeing an eighth “Fast and the Furious” film.

In second place, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” opened with $24 million. With the $10.1 million it’s earned overseas, it’s earned $34.1 million globally, topping its $30 million budget.

In fourth place is “Home,” earning another $10.3 million (-44.4%). Its totals stand at $142.6 million domestic, $127.3 million overseas, and $269.9 million globally. Domestically, “Home” has now surpassed its film’s budget, and globally has now made about twice its $135 million budget, so the film’s a definite success for DreamWorks. Yes, an animated film starring (or co-starring) a Black character can succeed.

In ninth place is “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” earning another $4.2 million (-38.2%). So far, the film’s earned $120.6 million domestic, $135.3 million overseas, and $255.9 million globally.

In tenth place is “Cinderella,” earning $3.9 million (-45.8%). So far, it’s earned $186.3 million domestic, $271.4 million overseas, and $457.7 million globally.

Opening next weekend are dramas “The Age of Adaline” and “Little Boy.” But otherwise, it’s just treading water until “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens the following weekend and earns a ludicrous “Furious 7”-sized box office.

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