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Furious 7 still speeding ahead at North American box office

Furious 7 has continued to outpace its competitors at the North American box office after holding on to pole position for a fourth consecutive weekend.

The latest sequel in the street-racing Fast & Furious franchise, starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, raked in another $18.3 million to remain at number one, becoming the first movie to dominate the box office for four weeks in a row since The Hunger Games in 2012.

Comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 places second with $15.5 million in its second weekend on release, while Blake Lively's The Age of Adaline opens at three with a $13.4 million take.

Animated family film Home and horror movie Unfriended round out the new top five.

Meanwhile, in the global box office, it's The Avengers: Age of Ultron which has blasted into first place, debuting with a $201.2 million haul before it opens nationally on Thursday (30Apr15).

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