Furious 7 is still sitting on top of the US box office, after taking $60.6 million in its second weekend. The action packed sequel opened last weekend to a record-breaking $147.2 million and has fallen just 59% in week two.

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The film is now well on the road to become the highest-grossing film in the history of the Fast and Furious franchise. The seventh instalment stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and also deals with the death of star Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident in 2013 before the film was completed.

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Speaking to Reuters, Paul Dergarabedian explained the film’s success saying, "It's getting the best reviews of the franchise and people are talking about the poignancy of the footage of Paul Walker. The fans are basically in charge of marketing it right now and they're creating great word-of-mouth.”

In second place was animated flick Home, which took $19 million in its third week of release and has so far earned $129.6 million for DreamWorks Animation. Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride debuted with $13.5 million, making it one of the lowest openings for a Sparks' property.

The film stars Clint Eastwood’s son Scott as a former champion bull rider who wants to get back in the saddle, but ends up falling for a college student (played by Brittany Robertson) along the way.

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But following the trend set by other recent adaptations of Spark's works, The Longest Ride has failed to impress the critics. The film has earned a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics calling it ‘less manipulative than the average Nicholas Sparks film, but it's still saccharine and hopelessly contrived.’