“Fate of the Furious” leaves its competitiors in the dust

“Fate of the Furious” leaves its competitiors in the dust, claiming the top spot in the North American box office for a third straight week.

(UNIVERSAL PICTURES) – “The Fate of the Furious,” the latest installment in the action-filled franchise, held onto the top spot at the North American box over the weekend. (April 28-30) for the third straight week in a row.

The film netted $19.4 million over the weekend. “How to be a Latin Lover” starring Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell, earned $12 million, and took the second place spot.

Fans of the Indian magnum-opus “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” swarmed movie theaters, sending the film into third place with a $10.5 million haul. The film is a sequel to “Baahubali: The Beginning,” and uses computer-generated imagery to depict ancient kingdoms and bloody wars in the battle of good versus evil.

“The Circle” with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson took the fourth place spot with $9.3 million. The film which focuses on concerns about privacy in an increasingly high tech world has been hobbled by poor reviews including a %17 percent score from the movie review website rottentomatoes.com, Variety reported.

The fifth spot went to animated feature “Boss Baby” which brought in $9.1 million over the weekend.