Box office: 'Furious 7' fends off 'Age of Adaline' challenge to remain on top

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Box Office Top 3: What Could Unseat 'Furious 7' at No. 1?

Fending off a challenge from the new romantic fantasy The Age of Adeline, Universal's Furious 7 held on to the top spot at the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row as it took in an estimated $18.3 million, bringing its domestic tally to $320.5 million.

Adaline, starring Blake Lively, won the box office race on Friday, with nearly $5 million from 2,991 theaters, slightly ahead of Furious' $4.9 million for the day. But the new film, from Lakeshore and Sidney Kimmel, which Lionsgate is distributing, settled into third place for the weekend with $13.2 million.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Jordana Brewster attends AOL BUILD Speaker Series: Jordana Brewster Discusses Her Film 'Furious 7' at AOL Studios In New York on April 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: (Editors Note; This image has been converted from color to B\W). Vin Diesel arrives at Universal Pictures Premiere of 'Furious 7'' at the TLC Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, on April 1, 2015 in Los Angeles.CA (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actors Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson attend the 'Fast & Furious 6' World Premiere at The Empire, Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actress Michelle Rodriguez attends Universal Pictures' 'Furious 7' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor Vin Diesel (L) and Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal attend Universal Pictures' 'Furious 7' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor/recording artist Ludacris (L) and Eudoxie Agnan attend Universal Pictures' 'Furious 7' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 01: Actor Vin Diesel attends Universal Pictures' 'Furious 7' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Tyrese Gibson attends the World Premiere of ''Fast & Furious 6'' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Adam Deacon attends the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, in its second weekend, claimed the number two slot as the Kevin James comedy took in $15.1 million, bringing its total to $43.6 million.

Further down the rankings, Warners debuted the Russell Crowe-directed period drama, The Water Diviner, a reconsideration of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, in 320 locations, where it attracted an estimated $1.25 million. In its initial run, the movie attracted an older audience, 85 percent of whom were more than 35 years old, nearly evenly divided between women and men. Overall, they awarded the movie a A-minus Cinemascore.

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