A little under nine years ago most of Hollywood thought Universal Studios' "Fast and Furious" franchise was dead in the water. The third installment in the series, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," had earned just $62.5 million domestically. How times have changed. Today, after a second weekend haul of $60.5 million, "Furious 7" has made $252.5 million in just 10 days. More impressive, it's grossed $800 million globally and is on track to cross $1 billion. Frankly, even based on the success of the last few "Furious" films it's an astonishing achievement for all involved. Moreover, "Furious 7" may hold on to the no. 1 spot at the box office for the next two weekends until "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens on May 1.
As for the rest of this weekend's box office results, DreamWorks Animation's "Home" continued to withstand the "Furious" storm dropping just 29% for another $19 million and $129.5 million. It's taken in $242.2 million worldwide so far.