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, Nov. 24 - Sun, Nov. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$37,038,838-11%3,8040$9,737$99,259,4452Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$30,785,527-25%3,4439$8,941$94,054,1602Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$20,575,230--3,108--$6,620$28,650,1821Disney
4Deck the Halls$12,000,758--3,205--$3,744$16,916,7531Fox
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$10,304,062-29%2,552-59$4,038$109,136,4194Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$9,929,38820%3,043-316$3,263$67,071,9714Disney
7Flushed Away$5,755,612-13%2,621-686$2,196$57,263,0844Paramount / DreamWorks
8Stranger Than Fiction$5,727,231-13%2,258-12$2,536$32,503,6533Sony / Columbia
9Bobby$4,857,6806844%1,6671665$2,914$6,101,6252MGM / Weinstein
10The Fountain$3,769,930--1,472--$2,561$5,458,7341Warner Bros.