Box-office report: Furious 7 holds off Paul Blart, takes third straight weekend

April 19, 2015 7:30 PM

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In its third weekend, Furious 7 may not be revving its box-office engines at top speed any more, but its $29.1 million take was still enough to claim another No. 1 spot. Last weekend, Furious 7 made $59.8 million, and Home—the No. 2 movie—made $41.1 million less; but Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 closed the gap this weekend, finishing with $24 million for a close second.

Furious 7’s grosses slipped 51 percent, but it was still a great week for Universal’s blockbuster: It passed the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales Friday—and in record time, no less. Domestically, Furious 7 should be surpassing the $300 million mark by week’s end (if not sooner). And it still h...

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