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UPDATED, Monday, 2:24 PM: Furious 7‘s tank is no where near empty. The racing machine came in this morning with a total of $29.1M in its third week of release to push its total domestic cume to $294.5M. And nothing should stop from taking the box office crown again it next weekend. Segwaying into the No. 2 spot is Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 from Sony, which grabbed a nicely done $23.7M for its amicable star Kevin James.

Behind that comedy came Universal’s other film in the marketplace, Blumhouse’s micro-budgeted horror pic Unfriendedwhich ended up coming right under $16M. It ended with a $15.8M take for the three days. Expect this poorly reviewed and C-CinemaScored social-media scare fest to drop significantly next weekend. The last newcomer was Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom, which opened the worst of any of the division’s films at $4.57M. The Longest Ride, meanwhile, held OK in its second rodeo, with a 46% drop.

Next weekend’s openers: Lionsgate goes wide with the fantasy romance The Age Of Adaline, which stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford and is appealing strongly to a female audience. Also upcoming is Little Boy in moderate release from Open Road, and The Water Diviner, an award-winning film about Australia’s history, directed by and starring Russell Crowe, which is in limited release. It already opened internationally.

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 3,964 theaters (-58%) /3-day cume: $294.5M / Per screen average: $7,355 / Total cume: $294.5M / Wk 3

2). Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters / 3-day cume: $23.7M / Per screen: $6,541 / Wk 1

3). Unfriended (UNI), 2,739 theaters / 3-day cume: $15.8M / Per screen: $5,785 / Wk 1

4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,488 theaters (-215) / 3-day cume: $10.6M / Per screen: $3,042 / Total cume: $142.9M / Wk 4

5). The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,371 theaters (+5) / 3-day cume: $7M (-46%) / Per screen: $2,083 / Total cume: $23.6M / Wk 2

6). Get Hard (WB), 2,655 theaters (-477) / 3-day cume: $4.9M / Per screen: $1,862 / Total cume: $78.3M / Wk 4

7). Woman in Gold (TWC), 2011 theaters (+507) / 3-day cume: $4.5M / Per screen: $2,286 / Total cume: $15.9M / Wk 3

8). Monkey Kingdom (DIS), 2,012 theaters / 3-day cume: $4.45M / Per screen: $2,275 / Wk 1

9). Insurgent (LG), 2,542 theaters (-576) / 3-day cume: $4M / Per screen: $1,612 / Total cume: $120.5M / Wk 5

10). Cinderella (DIS), 2,414 theaters (-611) / 3-day cume: $4M / Per screen: $1,668 / Total cume: $186.4M / Wk 6

11). True Story (FSL), 831 theaters / 3-day cume: $1.9M / Per screen: $2,347 / Wk 1

12). While We’re Young (A24), 713 theaters (+467) / 3-day cume: $1.4M / Per screen: $2,07 / Total cume: $4M / Wk 4

13). Danny Collins (BST), 648 theaters (-90) / 3-day cume: $893K / Per screen: $1,379 / Total cume: $3.8M / Wk 5

14). It Follows (RAD-TWC), 941 theaters (-692) / 3-day cume: $820K / Per screen: $872 / Total cume: $13.2M / Wk 6

15). Ex Machina (A24), 39 theaters (+35) / 3-day cume: $798K (+237%) / Per screen: $20,478 / Total cume: $1.1M / Wk 2

16). Kingsman: The Secret Service (FOX), 556 theaters (-457) / 3-day cume: $678K / Per screen: $1,221 / Total cume: $125.6M / Wk 10

17). Child 44 (LGF), 510 theaters / 3-day cume: $621K / Per screen: $1,219 / Wk 1

18). American Sniper (WBros), 445 theaters (-171) / 3-day cume: $379K / Per screen: $853 / Total cume: $347.7M

19). Do You Believe? (PURE), 449 theaters (-593) / 3-day cume: $368K / Per screen: $820 / Total cume: $12.2M / Wk 5

20). SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water (PAR), 328 theaters (+20) / 3-day cume: $357K / Per screen: $1,091 / Total cume: $161.7M / Wk 7

UPDATED Sunday, 7:13 AM: Universal is smiling today as, by all expectations this morning, its franchise film Furious 7 should end the weekend with right around $29M for a cume a of $294.4M. This is the first picture to make $1B picture in its first run in the studio’s 103-year history and passed that milestone on Friday in only 17 days, the fastest ever.  However, it must be noted that Jurassic Park also hit the $1B mark worldwide, albeit only after being re-released. F7, which is called Fast & Furious 7 overseas, is still burning rubber overseas; for more on its performance, read our international box office report here. Weekend-to-weekend box office is down about 10%.

The last film to go three weekends No. 1 in a row was American Sniper and this one should go another lap next weekend with nothing stopping it until May 1 when Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron bows. The last picture to go four consecutive weekends at No. 1 for a three-day run was Hunger Games in 2012. Three other pictures opened this weekend – Sony’s comedy Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Universal/Blumhouse’s horror flick Unfriended and Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom.

“There are a lot of ways to measure success,” said Nick Carpou, president of domestic distribution for Universal. “I think Furious 7 is one of those films that there’s a big franchise fan base for and it is growing. With repeat viewings, you have different groups of friends coming together to seeing it which is propelling this film into another stratosphere. It speaks to the deep level of satisfaction that the fan base is enjoying.” Will there be a Furious 8? “Clearly everyone is interested in what’s going on with this storyline and these characters,” he said. Yep, with a franchise that has already grossed over $3.5B worldwide, it’s kind of a no-brainer that there will be.

The sequel for Mall Cop will end this weekend bagging anywhere between $23.6M and $24M as it held on fairly well on Saturday night despite bad critical reviews. “We came in better than we thought we would which we are thrilled about. It far exceeded our expectations,” said Josh Greenstein, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution. “We’re the only PG film in the marketplace which should help us play for weeks and weeks. We got an A- CinemaScore for all audiences under 18 so I think that will work to our advantage.”

Deadline has to give a shout out to Mall Cop‘s star Kevin James as the film’s unsung hero. Why? Because the guy worked tirelessly promoting this film, to the point of suffering through a demonstration of a Segway on The Today Show. Premiere Of "The Zookeeper" - ArrivalsHe also made the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest two-wheel Segway lesson as well as hitting the mark for the most people simultaneously performing a 360-turn on two-wheels of electric personal vehicle or a Segway in one place. Is it true? Um, look it up. James made the rounds … everywhere: The Tonight Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, Good Morning America, and was involved in the Mets Game Batting Practice and broadcast booth, the ESPN Car Wash, Rachael Ray, Mommy Blogger Q&A and a Parade Magazine essay on “Why We Love Underdogs.” Yes, he even did the faith-based circuit.

Unfriended dropped 12% on Saturday from its front-loaded Friday night take of $6.79M and will usher in $16M and maybe some change if its lucky today. Universal noted this morning that the film earned back 16 times its production budget. According to the studio, 74% of the audience was under 25 and 40% of the moviegoers were Hispanic with 32% Caucasian and 60% female. “How many pictures makes 16 times back their production budget?” asked Carpou. “One thing it speaks to really strongly is the relationship we have with Jason Blum and Blumhouse. These pictures seem to resonate with the public.” Carpou notes that this is the 10th Blumhouse film to gross $15M or more in its opening weekend. Now if they could just get that CinemaScore out of the C-range (which all these horror films seem to do).

monkey-kingdom-movie-image-3Monkey Kingdom ended up as the lowest opening of all the Disneynature films since the division opened its first film in 2009. It is expected to gross only around $4.4M in its first weekend out. It even dropped a rung on the box office ladder overnight to push further down the box office top Ten. Disney believes it picture will hold better on Sunday and it is possible. The studio thinks maybe it could equal Bears’ performance last year to bring in $4.7M. Time will tell.

The second weekend of Fox’s The Longest Ride dropped about 46% and will bring in anywhere from $6.8M to $7M, depending on today’s movingoing for a total cume of around $23.7M. Also, A24’s Ex Machina did nicely this weekend in its limited run to take in a per screen average of about $20K. For more on the sci-fi picture’s performance and for other titles in limited release like the James Franco, Jonah Hill-starrer True Story and the Michael Douglas drama Beyond the Reach, read Brian Brooks’ specialty box office here.

Here is the Top Ten chart this Sunday morning.

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 3,964 theaters (-58%) / $8.3M Fri. / $12.8M to $13M Sat. (+55%) / $7.7M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $29M+ / Total cume: $294.4M / Wk 3

2). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters / $7.3M Fri. / $10M Sat. (+38%) / $6.5M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $23.6M to $24M / Wk 1

3). Unfriended (UNI), 2,739 theaters / $6.79M Fri. / $5.9M Sat. (-12%) / $2.2M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $16M / Wk 1

4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,488 theaters (-215) / $2.4M Fri. / $4.8M Sat. (+99%) / $3.1M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $10.3M / Total cume: $142.5M / Wk 4

5). The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,371 theaters (+5) / $2.4M Fri. / $2.9M Sat. (+23%) / $1.6M Sun. (-40%) /3-day cume: $6.8M to $7M (-46%) / Total cume: $23.6M / Wk 2

6). Get Hard (WB), 2,655 theaters (-477) / $1.4M Friday / $2.1M Sat. (+52%) / $1.1M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $4.8M / Total cume: $78.2M / Wk 4

7/8). Woman in Gold (TWC), 2011 theaters (+507) / $1.3M Friday / $1.9M Sat. (+46%) / $1.2M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $4.4M / Total cume: $15.7M / Wk 3

Monkey Kingdom (DIS), 2,012 theaters / $1.5M Fri. / $1.6M Sat. (+8%) / $1.2M Sun. (-25%) / 3-day cume: $4.4M / Wk 1

9). Insurgent (LG), 2,542 theaters (-576) / $1.2M Friday / $1.9M Sat. (+59%) / $1M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $4.1M / Total cume: $120.6M / Wk 5

10). Cinderella (DIS), 2,414 theaters (-611) / $1M Friday / $1.7M Sat. (+65%) / $1M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $3.8M to $3.9M / Total cume: $186.29M / Wk 6

Amanda N’Duka contributed to this report.

UPDATED Saturday, 11:22 PM: Furious 7 had a nice Saturday uptick for Universal and will likely race in with around $28.7M for the three-day to push its cume to around $294M. Sony’s sequel comedy Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 is now expected to nab around $23M+ while Universal/Blumhouse’s horror flick Unfriended as expected had a Saturday night drop (the way genre usually does) and could have a three-day of anywhere between $15.8M and $16.5M depending on what tomorrow brings. Here’s what the chart looks like now for the Top Five:

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 3,964 theaters (-58%) / $8.3M Fri. / $12.8M Sat. (+52%) / 3-day cume: $28.7M / Total cume: $294M/ Wk 3

2). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters / $7.3M Fri. / $9.8M Sat. (+34% to 37%) / 3-day cume: $22.5M to $23.5M / Wk 1

3). Unfriended (UNI), 2,739 theaters / $6.7M to $6.8M Fri. / $5.9M to $6.2M Sat. (-10% to 12%) / 3-day cume: $15.8M to $16.5M / Wk 1

4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,488 theaters (-215) / $2.4M Fri. / $4.8M Sat. (+96%) / 3-day cume: $9.8M to $10M / Total cume: $142M+ / Wk 4

5). The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,371 theaters (+5) / $2.4M Fri. / $2.9M Sat. (+19%) / 3-day cume: $6.8M (-48%) / Total cume: $23.5M / Wk 2

UPDATED, Saturday, 7:13 AM: Furious 7 raced in with an estimated Friday gross of $8.28M to $8.4M on a three-day trajectory of what looks like $26M to $28M for Universal. The Vin Diesel-driven ensemble has paid off extremely well for the studio, which seems to be the only one in town who are opening their sequels higher than the original this year. Helluva marketing and distribution team there.

Meanwhile, Sony’s sequel to Paul Blart Mall Cop bagged $7.3M yesterday. Estimates have this Kevin James laffer heading anywhere to $22.8M to $23.6M when malls close on Sunday which was on the high end of estimates on Wednesday and welcome news for the Culver City-based studio. Also welcome news for James as its his best opening for a film that he has shouldered in five years since Zookeeper which opened to $20M+ in 2011. Universal and Blumhouse’s Unfriended should drop today as most of these horror films are Friday front loaded. With a little under $7M yesterday, this social media scarefest could end the weekend around $16.5M.

monkeykingdomartThe last newcomer is Disneynatures’ Monkey Kingdom which should get a slight boost today from family audiences. Yesterday, it swung in with $1.5M on its way to around $4.7M for the weekend. This film is playing just like Bears which opened last year with a Friday of $1.34M and ended its opening weekend with $4.7M.

Fox’s The Longest Ride saddled up on Friday with $2.4M on its way to a $6.9M second weekend. The total cume this weekend for the film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel will be roughly $23.6M. It is dropping about 47% which is stronger than many expected.

Ex Machina from A24 is one of the gems in the bunch this weekend. The sci-fi thriller from writer/director Alex Garland expanded this weekend to take $281K on 39 runs for a per screen average of around $20K to $22K, depending how the weekend plays out. It moved up a couple of notches from last night from No. 15 to No. 13. It opens wide next weekend.

The chart follows:

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 3,964 theaters (-58%) / $8.28M to $8.4M Friday / 3-day cume: $26M to $28M / Total cume: $291M to $293.8M/ Wk 3

2). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters / $7.3M Friday / 3-day cume: $22.8M to $23.6M / Wk 1

3). Unfriended (UNI), 2,739 theaters / $6.7M to $6.8M Friday / 3-day cume: $16.5M / Wk 1

4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,488 theaters (-215) / $2.4M Friday / 3-day cume: $9M to $10M / Total cume: $141.6M to $142M+ / Wk 4

5). The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,371 theaters (+5) / $2.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $6.9M (-47%) / Total cume: $23.6M / Wk 2

6). Monkey Kingdom (DIS), 2,012 theaters / $1.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.7M / Wk 1

7). Get Hard (WB), 2,655 theaters (-477) / $1.4M Friday / 3-day cume: $4.6M / Total cume: $78M+ / Wk 4

8). Woman in Gold (TWC), 2011 theaters (+507) / $1.3M Friday / 3-day cume: $4.25M / Total cume: $15.58M / Wk 3

9/10). Cinderella (DIS), 2,414 theaters (-611) / $1M Friday / 3-day cume: $3.8M to $4.1M / Total cume: $186M+ / Wk 6

Insurgent (LG), 2,542 theaters (-576) / $1.2M Friday / 3-day cume: $4M / Total cume: $120M+ / Wk 5

15). Ex Machina (A24), 39 theaters (+35) / $281K Fri. / 3-day cume: $780K to $890K / Per screen: $20K to $22K / Total cume: $1M+ / Wk 2

Amanda N’Duka contributed to this report.

Film Title: Furious 7PREVIOUSLY, Friday, 11: 20 PM: After three weekends in release Furious 7 is still No. 1 with a Friday box office haul of about $8M on a trek to a possible three-day weekend of $26.8M to $27.2M for Universal which is celebrating today its first ever $1B worldwide box office on a picture. That will put its domestic cume at around $292.6M. Meanwhile, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 is, as expected, the No. 2 movie of the weekend, opening to a strong $7M Friday for a better than anticipated $22.5M weekend for Sony. And after a week of being re-victimized all over again, I’m sure it is a little bit of welcome news for the studio. Hang in there, guys. It received a B- CinemaScore.

The other newbies, Universal/Blumhouse’s Unfriended is likely to scare in around $6M to $7M today with late night horror crowds having come in late to bolster the gross. This R-rated, smaller-budgeted film will likely slack off a bit tomorrow (as most films in the genre do). So look for a weekend cume around $14M to $16M. Like most of these horror films, it ended up with C CinemaScore.

MonkeyKingdomDisneynatures’ Monkey Kingdomwith a nice A- CinemaScore — should open in the sixth slot behind Home and the second weekend of the Nicholas Sparks-based film The Longest Ride (which is holding strong with only about a 47% dip). It has, of course, that Scott Eastwood factor. Monkey Kingdom is coming in, as anticipated earlier in the week, to around $4.6M.

ex machinaThe other film that we told you that we would follow throughout this weekend is A24’s surprise sci-fi hit Ex Machina which expanded into 39 runs and is still having the best per screen average of the Top 20 with an esimated $15K+. That’s how they look tonight with numbers changing likely in the AM. Here’s the chart:

Amanda N’Duka contributed to this report.

1).  Furious 7 (UNI), 3,964 theaters (-58%) / $8M Friday / 3-day cume: $26.8M to $27.2M / Total cume: $292.2 to $292.6M/ Wk 3

2). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 3,633 theaters / $7M Friday / 3-day cume: $22M+ / Wk 1

3). Unfriended (UNI), 2,739 theaters / $6M to $7M Friday / 3-day cume: $14M to $16M / Wk 1

4). Home (FOX/DW), 3,488 theaters (-215) / $2.25M Friday / 3-day cume: $9.3M / Total cume: $141.6M / Wk 4

5). The Longest Ride (FOX), 3,371 theaters (+5) / $2.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $6.9M (-47%) / Total cume: $23.6M / Wk 2

6). Monkey Kingdom (DIS), 2,012 theaters / $1.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.6M / Wk 1

7). Get Hard (WB), 2,655 theaters (-477) / $1.35M Friday / 3-day cume: $4.4M / Total cume: $77.9M / Wk 4

8). Woman in Gold (TWC), 2011 theaters (+507) / $1.3M Friday / 3-day cume: $4M+ / Total cume: $15.5M / Wk 3

9/10). Cinderella (DIS), 2,414 theaters (-611) / $1M Friday / 3-day cume: $3.8M to $4M / Total cume: $186.6M / Wk 6

Insurgent (LG), 2,542 theaters (-576) / $1.15M Friday / 3-day cume: $3.8M / Total cume: $120.3M / Wk 5

15). Ex Machina (A24), 39 theaters (+35) / $210K Fri. / 3-day cume: $621K / Per screen: $15,912 / Total cume: $948K / Wk 2