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, Aug. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$18,044,252-45%2,9480$6,121$68,617,0622Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$12,471,728-37%3,679-22$3,390$185,254,2744Universal
3Rush Hour 3$11,706,643-45%3,408-370$3,435$108,477,1853New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$9,891,298--1,714--$5,771$9,891,2981Universal
5WAR$9,820,256--2,277--$4,313$9,820,2561Lionsgate
6The Nanny Diaries$7,480,708--2,629--$2,845$7,480,7081MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$4,318,705-37%2,600-562$1,661$173,355,8785Fox
8Stardust$3,872,708-31%2,339-226$1,656$26,379,0753Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$3,265,384-27%2,016-373$1,620$107,288,1636New Line
10The Invasion$3,093,529-48%2,7760$1,114$11,471,8202Warner Bros.