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‘Furious 7’ outruns box office rivals for 4th week


Fast Furious 7“Furious 7” showed no signs of running out of gas, notching a fourth straight weekend at the top of the North American box office, industry data showed Monday.

The movie, which last week surged past the $1 billion mark in global sales, is the first since “The Hunger Games” in March 2012 to dominate the box office for four successive weeks, the Hollywood media reported.

Movie tracker Exhibitor Relations said “Furious 7” took in $17.8 million and has grossed $320.1 million in the United States and Canada since its debut.

Slapstick comedy sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” starring Kevin James as a hapless scooter-driving security guard, held on the second spot with $14.8 million.

Third place went to fantasy drama “The Age of Adaline” starring Blake Lively as a woman in the 1920s who mysteriously stops aging after being involved in a car accident. It earned $13.2 million in its debut weekend.

The animated children’s film “Home” about an unpopular space alien forced to flee his own kind, was in fourth place, pocketing $8 million.

In fifth was social media horror flick “Unfriended,” with $6.2 million in receipts.

The artificial intelligence thriller “Ex Machina,” which sold $5.3 million in tickets, was sixth.

The romance novel adaptation “The Longest Ride” starring Scott Eastwood, the son of actor-director Clint Eastwood, brought in $4.3 million for the seventh spot.

The Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart buddy comedy “Get Hard” about a prison-bound investment banker and his car washer took in $3.8 million for eighth place.

Nature documentary “Monkey Kingdom,” narrated by actress Tina Fey, earned just over $3.4 million in its second week of release.

Rounding out the top 10 was “Woman in Gold,” the true story of a Holocaust survivor trying to get back her Nazi-looted artwork from Austria. It earned just under $3.4 million.

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