Box office: 'Furious 7' takes one last victory lap ahead of 'Avengers'

Box office: 'Furious 7' takes one last victory lap ahead of 'Avengers'
Paul Walker in "Furious 7." (Universal Pictures)

With one last weekend before "Avengers: Age of Ultron" kicks off the summer blockbuster season, the year's biggest movie to date, "Furious 7," is taking one last victory lap at the box office.

Friday estimates put the stunt-filled spectacle neck-and-neck with the new romantic drama "Age of Adaline" for the top spot at the box office. "Adaline," starring Blake Lively, grossed an estimated $4.96 million on Friday, while "Furious" took in $4.8 million in its third weekend. "Furious" is still predicted to take the weekend.

"Furious 7" is also doing well overseas, led by massive numbers in China, where its current box-office haul is $245.9 million. The film's domestic total currently stands at $307 million. In total, the film has grossed $1.2 billion worldwide.

Internationally, "Avengers" has already kicked off its reign. Opening in 11 foreign markets on Wednesday and an additional seven countries on Thursday, the film has already grossed $44.8 million overseas ahead of its North American debut on May 1.

Sony's comedy sequel, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," grossed an estimated $3.7 million on Friday, followed by "Unfriended" with $2 million and "Home" with $1.8 million, to round out the top five.

"Ex Machina," which expanded to 1,255 theaters on Friday after a limited run, grabbed $1.7 million on Friday.

The weekend's next widest release, "Little Boy," grossed $1.35 million on 1,045 screens.

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