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"Furious 7" speeds past competition at box office

Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 01:30

The seventh installment of the ''Fast & Furious'' franchise becomes the biggest box office debut in 2015, driving $143.6 million in weekend ticket sales. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Driving past the competition and leaping into first place at the box office -- "Furious 7." The series has really picked up speed since the original "Fast & Furious"... making this film the biggest debut for the franchise. "Furious 7" brought in over $143 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales in its opening weekend. In one of his final roles, the movie features Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013 before the filming finished. He's not the Easter bunny, but ticket sales proved fans were attracted to the DreamWorks animation "Home" on Easter weekend. The alien-on-the-run helped grab another $27.4 million at the box office, bringing its domestic total to $95.6 million. All joking aside, "Get Hard" snagged third place with $12.9 million. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star in this raunchy new film about a white collar criminal... Ferrell's character is charged with fraud and given 30 days to prepare for prison. He turns to Hart's character to get him ready for life behind bars.... but does he?

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"Furious 7" speeds past competition at box office

Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 01:30