Vin Diesel’s hot rodding action franchise may have taken the box office crown this weekend,with Furious 7 easily holding the number 1 spot in its second week stateside (est. $60.6 million) and a record-setting opening in China ($68.6 million) — but DreamWorks Animation’s kids book adaptation Home held fast to its No. 2 position for its second week out, taking in about $19 million (down 30% from its $68.2m opening). The Tim Johnson-directed CG flick is so far earning ahead of of past DWA spring releases The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon 2, with a to-date total of $129.6m.
VFX-heavy titles among the week’s top earners include Disney’s Cinderella came in at No. 5 with $7.23m (to-date total: $180.8m) and The Divergent Series: Insurgent at No. 6 with $6.85m ($114.8m). British sci-fi thriller from debut director Alex Garland Ex Machina opened in the U.S. in just four locations, taking in $250,000 for the year’s biggest per-theater average so far — distributor A24 is likely to pursue an expanded release in the coming weeks.