Box Office: ‘Furious 7’ easily holds off ‘The Longest Ride’ for no. 1 Friday

“Furious 7” continues to make history.  As of Thursday, the latest installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise had earned $191.9 million in its first week. That places it at no. 10 for all-time seven day tallies ahead of familiar titles such as “The Hunger Games,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and every single “Twilight” movie. On Friday, the James Wan directed blockbuster pulled in another $18.8 million for $210.7 million in just eight days.  And, yes, Universal Pictures has no fears of their monster relinquishing the title of “No. 1 movie in America” any time soon.

Remaining in second place was DreamWorks Animation's “Home.”  The 20th Century Fox release earned $5.6 million on Friday for an impressive $116.1 million to date.

Debuting in third place was another Fox release, “The Longest Ride.” The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation took in $5.5 million Friday for what should somewhere around $14 million for the three-day.  That's better than “The Best of Me's” $10 million, but still the lowest Sparks opener since 2008's “Nights in Rodanthe.”

“Get Hard” remained in the top five at no. 4.  The Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy earned $2.6 million for $65.1 million in 15 days.

Fifth place went to “Cinderella.” The Walt Disney Studios fantasy continues to weave a spell earning another $2.2 million on Friday for a $175.8 million overall cume.

Look for complete weekend estimates tomorrow on HitFix.