NEW YORK (AP) — The high-octane thriller “Furious 7” maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and 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 for the Fox release, which stars Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood. 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.
The weekend international total — an eye-popping $195 million —…
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