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, Sep. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$5,805,838-36%2,7453$2,115$17,377,2952Universal
2Bait$5,485,591--2,352--$2,332$5,485,5911Warner Bros.
3Bring It On$5,083,388-25%2,42711$2,095$50,930,3934Universal
4Nurse Betty$4,658,762-35%1,46910$3,171$13,764,4522USA Films
5Space Cowboys$2,515,232-25%2,461-146$1,022$81,541,6867Warner Bros.
6The Cell$2,448,021-33%2,250-226$1,088$33,293,5985New Line
7What Lies Beneath$2,406,699-13%2,007-159$1,199$145,576,6689DreamWorks
8Scary Movie$2,039,085923%1,9971624$1,021$149,695,81211Miramax / Dimension
9The Art of War$1,553,230-37%1,705-665$911$14,440,5894Warner Bros.
10The Original Kings of Comedy$1,537,461-35%1,04043$1,478$33,011,1305Paramount