Grosses

'Furious 7' Speeds to $265.35M in Two Weeks After Leading Thursday with $2.92MApril 17, 2015 12:58 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 grossed $2.92 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th straight day. The well-received seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance and down a sharp 65 percent from last Thursday. Furious 7 easily led the week with a weekly take $73.42 million. That represented a 62 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a massive $265.35 million. Furious 7 is running an extremely impressive 45 percent ahead of the $183.19 million 14-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Fox's The Longest Ride rounded out its first week of release with a second place take of $0.822 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood was up 2 percent over Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. The Longest Ride placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $16.66 million. That was on the low end of pre-release expectations. The film is running 29 percent ahead of the $12.93 million seven-day take of last year's The Best of Me and 42 percent behind the $28.60 million seven-day gross of 2012's The Lucky One.

Fellow Fox release Home held steady in third place with $0.712 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation was down 1 percent from Wednesday and down a sharp 77 percent from last Thursday. Home placed in second for the week with $21.76 million. The film was down 49 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a significantly stronger than expected $132.31 million through three weeks of release.

Woman In Gold was up one spot and 2 percent over Wednesday to move into fourth place on Thursday with $0.583 million. The drama from The Weinstein Company starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds placed in seventh for the week with $7.90 million. Woman In Gold has grossed a solid $11.36 million in 16 days and will be playing in 2,011 locations this weekend.

Warner's Get Hard was down one spot and 5 percent from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.576 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart placed in fourth for the week with $10.88 million. That was down 41 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to $73.45 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Sep. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Timecop$8,176,615-32%2,2313$3,665$20,241,2402Universal
2Terminal Velocity$5,500,404--1,794--$3,066$5,500,4041Disney
3Forrest Gump$5,457,584-10%2,3659$2,308$167,152,09712Paramount
4Clear and Present Danger$2,755,767-15%1,791-210$1,539$67,725,6318Paramount
5Natural Born Killers$2,010,958-30%1,602-199$1,255$23,247,1245Warner Bros.
6The Mask$1,571,237-20%1,674-125$939$74,298,7889New Line
7Milk Money$1,469,646-20%1,328-33$1,107$11,799,3724Paramount
8True Lies$1,465,254-6%1,251-58$1,171$94,455,38811Fox
9The Next Karate Kid$1,212,561-24%1,4890$814$5,433,9257Columbia
10The Little Rascals$1,000,560-6%1,137-93$880$31,313,4308Universal