Grosses

'Furious 7' Continues to Lead on Thursday with $1.74M; 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Remains in Second with $0.99MApril 24, 2015 01:01 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 took in $1.74 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office for a 21st consecutive day. The seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker increased 2 percent over Wednesday and was down a solid 40 percent from last Thursday. Furious 7 led the week with a weekly take of $36.92 million. That represented a 50 percent decline from the previous frame and places the film's three-week total at a massive $302.28 million.

Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 held steady in second place with $0.991 million. The modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy was up 4 percent over Wednesday. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $28.45 million. That was in line with pre-release expectations and places the film 5 percent behind the $30.05 million seven-day start of 2011's Zookeeper.

Unfriended was up one spot over Wednesday to move into third on Thursday with $0.645 million. The ultra low-budget horror film from Universal and Blumhouse Productions was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance. Unfriended finished in third for the week with a seven-day start of $18.91 million. That was on the low end of expectations and was 21 percent below the $24.06 million seven-day take of last year's Ouija.

Fox's Home was up one spot and 7 percent over Wednesday to claim fourth with $0.590 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation took fourth place for the week with $13.18 million. That represented a 39 percent decline from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to a stronger than expected $145.48 million.

Fellow Fox release The Longest Ride was up one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.545 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood placed in fifth for the week with $9.37 million. The Longest Ride was down 44 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed $26.03 million in two weeks.

Monkey Kingdom was down four spots and a very sharp 35 percent from Wednesday's Earth Day inflated performance to land in seventh with $0.483 million. The nature documentary from Disney's Disneynature label took eighth place for the week with $6.71 million. That was on the low end of the film's modest expectations and was 11 percent softer than the $7.55 million seven-day start of last year's Bears.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198617 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1986$16,172,431-28%$18,532,565-27%Legend
198317 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1983$18,412,003-7%$21,664,3905%Flashdance
198517 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1985$22,462,614-17%$25,475,421-15%Stick
198717 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1987$26,026,20961%$28,995,40956%The Secret of My Success
198417 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1984$27,221,45548%$30,002,71938%Police Academy
199117 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1991$30,725,831-17%$33,308,796-20%Oscar
199417 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1994$26,543,398-27%$37,092,743-14%No Escape (1994)
198817 (Apr 22 - Apr 24) - 1988$31,166,63020%$37,148,18328%Beetlejuice
198917 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1989$33,471,1567%$38,563,7404%Pet Sematary
199017 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 1990$37,050,09611%$41,655,3358%Pretty Woman
199317 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1993$36,238,2997%$43,031,615-5%Indecent Proposal
199517 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 1995$39,465,05849%$44,307,49419%While You Were Sleeping
199217 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1992$33,951,60310%$45,180,13436%Basic Instinct
199617 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 1996$41,544,0375%$47,431,5977%The Quest
199717 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 1997$53,120,33728%$56,783,18320%Volcano
199817 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 1998$46,745,631-12%$56,883,8640%The Big Hit
199917 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 1999$47,983,5553%$62,796,36010%The Matrix
200117 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2001$50,386,961-22%$66,654,104-19%Driven
200717 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2007$56,942,109-34%$77,683,667-24%Disturbia
200017 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2000$64,213,48534%$82,287,61331%U-571
200217 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2002$67,131,22533%$82,968,46324%The Scorpion King
200517 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2005$77,579,353-2%$90,651,865-8%The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
200817 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2008$76,023,47834%$91,137,87317%Baby Mama
201317 (Apr 26 - Apr 28) - 2013$78,125,503-14%$92,038,072-17%Pain and Gain
200317 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2003$71,241,0916%$92,484,19011%Identity
200417 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2004$79,326,16411%$98,693,8657%Man on Fire (2004)
201017 (Apr 23 - Apr 25) - 2010$85,792,705-14%$99,754,423-12%How to Train Your Dragon
200617 (Apr 28 - Apr 30) - 2006$86,023,49211%$102,234,95313%RV
201217 (Apr 27 - Apr 29) - 2012$91,171,173-35%$110,516,815-30%Think Like a Man
200917 (Apr 24 - Apr 26) - 2009$100,328,14232%$113,897,18925%Obsessed
201417 (Apr 25 - Apr 27) - 2014$97,473,80325%$116,764,23827%The Other Woman (2014)
201117 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 2011$140,262,29863%$158,910,74059%Fast Five