‘Furious 7’ keeps speed, tops box office with $60.6 million

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NEW YORK (AP) — The high-octane thriller “Furious 7” maintained its pace in its second week, speeding away with $60.6 million at North American theaters, bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Universal’s “Furious 7” more than lapped the competition. The only new wide release of the weekend, the rodeo romance “The Longest Ride,” opened with $13.5 million.

That was good enough for third place. In second was the DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home,” which pulled in $19 million in its third week of release.

But “Furious 7” continued to dominate the marketplace, dropping only 59 percent from its remarkable $147.2 million debut last weekend. Globally, it has already crossed $800 million in its first two weeks of release, according to Universal.