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 Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 28 - Sun, Apr. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$12,203,211-38%2,61633$4,665$38,111,3882Universal
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$10,518,108--3,040--$3,460$10,518,1081Universal
3Frequency$9,025,584--2,621--$3,444$9,025,5841New Line
4Where the Heart Is$8,292,939--2,437--$3,403$8,292,9391Fox
5Love & Basketball$5,102,637-37%1,2458$4,099$15,525,0142New Line
6Rules of Engagement$4,643,307-42%3,027-193$1,534$50,227,1934Paramount
7Keeping the Faith$4,451,562-38%2,17113$2,050$25,505,5123Disney
828 Days$4,001,803-45%2,5230$1,586$28,582,3003Sony / Columbia
9Erin Brockovich$3,622,882-34%2,498-558$1,450$112,876,9037Universal
10Final Destination$2,351,452-15%1,153-152$2,039$34,587,5817New Line