Moviegoers spent over $26m across the Easter weekend driving box office up a staggering 23% for the year-to-date. This year there was one standout superstar at the Easter box office – Fast And Furious 7 with an opening weekend take of $14.62m. Include the Easter Monday ticket sales and that opening grows to $17.8m, making it the biggest opening weekend of 2015 and the highest all-time debut for the 14-year-old Fast And Furious franchise.
And get this – FF7 had a screen average of $28,838 which is up amongst the best ever.
The total for the top 20 movies over Easter was $26.5m which is up 94% week-on-week.
Five other movies took over $1m over the Easter weekend:
• Cinderella $3.15m with $9.70m after two weekends
• Home $1.91m with $8.01m after three weekends
• SpongeBob SquarePants $1.32m on its opening weekend after previews
• Insurgent $1.17m with $9.22m after three weekends
• Get Hard with $1.03m on its second weekend