‘Furious 7′ surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated USD 29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The strong weekend showing gives the car racing action flick a USD 294 million haul in the US and Canada since its release and giving the movie certifiable blockbuster status.[contentblock id=1 img=adsense.png]
The franchise of all seven “Fast and Furious” films has brought in a record-breaking USD 3.39 billion, NBCUniversal said. Slapstick comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ starring debuted in the second spot with USD 24 million in estimated sales, and stars Kevin James as the hapless, scooter-driving security guard.[contentblock id=2 img=adsense.png]
Another newcomer, “Unfriended,” took third on the charts with USD 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.