Grosses

'Furious 7' Holds First with Another $8.3M on Friday; 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Earns Solid $7.3M; 'Unfriended' Opens Well at $6.8M; 'Monkey Kingdom' Nabs $1.55MApril 18, 2015 03:10 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Universal reports that Furious 7 once again held first place on Friday with an estimated $8.3 million, down 56 percent from last Friday. That brings the well-received blockbuster sequel's domestic total up to $273.65 million through 15 days of release, just 3 percent behind where The Hunger Games stood at the same point in its release during the same time of year in 2012. The studio projects a very strong $25.5 million third frame.

Opening in second place yesterday, Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 bowed to $7.3 million, giving Kevin James his best opening day as the leading man in five years. The sequel to 2009's surprise hit comedy was off 25 percent from its predecessor's first day take and is expected by the studio to land around $22 million for its opening weekend. Unfortunately, early reviews score a flat 0 percent out of 37 critic entries on Rotten Tomatoes, while the audience score sits at just 58 percent. Given the target audience, however, the film is expected to play somewhat better with families than the Internet crowd, but don't expect long legs for this entry as with the first pic. Overall, with a $30 million production budget, this is certainly a successful opening.

Universal's Unfriended took in $6.8 million in its first day yesterday. By comparison, last year's Oculus took in $4.97 million on its first day. The horror-suspense aimed at teens and young adults had been the recipient of big social media buzz for the past few months (mainly Facebook), but that hype peaked a bit too soon and prevented a larger breakout. At 66 percent, critics are favoring the film slightly more than audiences (56 percent). That said, this debut still bests studio expectations and should be considered a success for the low-budget pic.  Universal is projecting a $16.2 million opening weekend.

Home claimed fourth place yesterday with another $2.425 million, off over 56 percent from last week. The DreamWorks hit animation has tallied $134.7 million to date and is projected to earn $10.4 million this weekend.

In fifth place, The Longest Ride dropped 56.5 percent from opening day last week to $2.4 million yesterday. With $19.1 million in the bank through eight days of release, the film is pacing nearly 32 percent ahead of fellow Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me. Look for a $7.5 million sophomore frame.

Also opening this weekend, DisneyNature's Monkey Kingdom pulled $1.55 million yesterday. While that's down from Bears' $2.3 million first day last year, this is the first DisneyNature release to receive a standard Friday opening while also lacking the aid of Good Friday-boosted grosses. That said, opening weekend should land around $4.7 million. Early reviews are enthusiastic with a 93 percent critics' score, and a modest 72 percent audience score.

Meanwhile, opening in semi-limited release this weekend was True Story, a dramatic feature starring Jonah Hill and James Franco. The pic earned $685,000 from 831 locations on opening day, making for an $824 per-screen average. For the weekend, the film could bring in around $1.9 million.

Also opening in limited release, Child 44 brought in $0.23 million from 510 locations yesterday, giving it a $443 per-theater average. BoxOffice projects a $0.7 million opening frame for the under-the-radar flick led by Tom Hardy.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Legacy$38,142,825--3,745--$10,185$38,142,8251Universal
2The Campaign$26,588,460--3,205--$8,296$26,588,4601Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight Rises$18,979,397-47%3,690-552$5,143$389,588,2164Warner Bros.
4Hope Springs (2012)$14,650,121--2,361--$6,205$19,103,1781Sony / Columbia
5Total Recall (2012)$8,013,040-69%3,6010$2,225$44,101,4322Sony / Columbia
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$8,002,166-45%3,40110$2,353$30,356,1742Fox
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$6,380,929-26%3,103-439$2,056$143,694,9815Fox
8Ted (2012)$3,223,675-43%2,208-559$1,460$209,848,5857Universal
9Step Up Revolution$2,941,818-50%1,898-708$1,550$30,256,5803Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$2,221,451-66%2,463-705$902$31,396,0793Fox
11The Amazing Spider-Man$2,121,235-52%1,585-840$1,338$255,464,6776Sony / Columbia
12Brave$1,802,665-40%1,259-851$1,432$227,245,5318Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$1,183,701--800--$1,480$2,166,1591ARC Entertainment
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$722,883-37%286-32$2,528$7,160,1567Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$614,394-50%447-240$1,374$42,074,79212Focus
4Men in Black 3$508,001-22%295-31$1,722$177,549,43412Sony / Columbia
5Ruby Sparks$443,10212%261197$1,698$1,240,6003Fox Searchlight
6Magic Mike$422,331-70%450-752$939$112,238,9497Warner Bros.
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$421,435-28%306-198$1,377$211,686,19910Paramount / DreamWorks
8To Rome with Love$418,752-49%264-118$1,586$15,089,0518Sony Pictures Classics
9The Intouchables$375,409-34%1940$1,935$9,298,84012Weinstein Company
10The Hunger Games$324,057-25%260-31$1,246$407,294,29221Lionsgate
11Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$287,631-61%364-373$790$64,742,4957Lionsgate
12Snow White and the Huntsman$274,350-13%273-36$1,005$154,299,06011Universal
13Marvel's The Avengers$270,823-35%220-80$1,231$617,291,91615Disney
14Savages$244,860-75%318-386$770$46,808,1256Universal
15The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$168,041-46%184-46$913$45,375,33615Fox Searchlight
16Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$140,278-31%202-75$694$25,074,3076Paramount
17Prometheus$111,008-34%141-57$787$126,048,26910Fox
18Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$90,503-29%130-35$696$37,179,4538Fox
19People Like Us$52,719-59%140-57$377$12,361,4707Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12016: Obama's America$317,316830%6151$5,202$535,7235Rocky Mountain Pictures
2The Queen of Versailles$212,618-21%8922$2,389$927,1624Magnolia Pictures
3To the Arctic 3D$207,6321%520$3,993$7,296,33517Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Celeste and Jesse Forever$125,04316%1814$6,947$296,9592Sony Pictures Classics
5Farewell, My Queen$99,145-47%582$1,709$804,9935Cohen Media Group
6Bernie$79,313-39%88-9$901$8,940,21216Millennium Entertainment
7Searching For Sugar Man$63,34263%158$4,223$166,3683Sony Pictures Classics
8Born to Be Wild 3D$62,033-2%330$1,880$20,469,73971Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Safety Not Guaranteed$60,576-62%73-48$830$3,603,02510FilmDistrict
10Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$54,691-25%25-1$2,188$235,7983IFC Films
11Hubble 3D$52,00423%141$3,715$34,067,759126Warner Bros. / IMAX
12From Beneath$47,628--18--$2,646$47,6281Nocturnal Features
13The Imposter$43,89123%135$3,376$167,8765Indomina Releasing
14Red Hook Summer$40,070--4--$10,018$40,0701Variance Films
15Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$39,281249%100$3,928$5,937,5761183D Entertainment
16Under the Sea 3D$38,72230%7-2$5,532$32,139,878183Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Take This Waltz$24,518-55%35-16$701$1,137,5947Magnolia Pictures
182 Days In New York$23,942--2--$11,971$23,9421Magnolia Pictures
19Dark Shadows$23,406-78%45-87$520$79,711,67814Warner Bros.
20Rock of Ages$19,990-71%57-88$351$38,509,3429Warner Bros. / New Line
21The Well-Digger's Daughter$19,946-39%130$1,534$137,6244Kino Lorber
22Easy Money (2012)$18,122-16%71$2,589$143,2575Weinstein Company
23Your Sister's Sister$16,021-57%33-19$485$1,546,7539IFC Films
24The Three Stooges$13,794-50%27-5$511$44,328,23818Fox
25Deep Sea 3D$13,525-25%20$6,763$44,894,031337Warner Bros. / IMAX
26Max and the Junkmen (2012 re-issue)$13,000--1--$13,000$13,0001Rialto Pictures
27Girlfriend Boyfriend - GF BF$9,702-67%8-8$1,213$56,8102China Lion Film
28360$9,647-21%119$877$45,9042Magnolia Pictures
29Monsieur Lazhar$8,549-42%100$855$1,982,03742Music Box Films
30$upercapitalist$8,372--1--$8,372$8,3721Truly Indie
31Meet The Fokkens$7,628--1--$7,628$10,1281Kino Lorber
32The Magic of Belle Isle$7,355-2%81$919$90,2286Magnolia Pictures
33Unforgivable$7,098--6--$1,183$104,5227Strand Releasing
34Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai 3D$6,521--5--$1,304$38,4094Tribeca Film
35Trishna$6,178-74%13-10$475$225,1965IFC Films
36Neil Young Journeys$5,894-56%140$421$148,8837Sony Pictures Classics
37A Cat In Paris$5,868-46%12-2$489$287,70911GKIDS
38Total Recall (1990) (2012 re-issue)$5,788--1--$5,788$5,7881Rialto Pictures
39Hysteria$5,779-11%161$361$1,749,93213Sony Pictures Classics
40Klown$5,757-51%10-6$576$52,8813Drafthouse Films
41Red Lights (2012)$5,393-63%8-10$674$49,2515Millennium Entertainment
42Dark Horse$5,226-32%8-1$653$150,48210Vitagraph
43Shut Up and Play the Hits$4,880-40%82$610$505,1544Oscilloscope
44Headhunters$4,652-50%9-1$517$1,196,75216Magnolia Pictures
45Kumare$4,071-62%6-3$679$87,7738Kino Lorber
46For Greater Glory$4,036-74%10-24$404$5,669,08111ARC Entertainment
47Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$3,981347%42$995$74,1029Music Box Films
48Jiro Dreams of Sushi$3,137-26%3-3$1,046$2,545,98823Magnolia Pictures
49Elena (2012)$2,799-64%3-2$933$205,32013Zeitgeist Films
50You've Been Trumped$2,275-49%21$1,138$9,0752International Film Circuit
51Marley$1,976-33%51$395$1,412,12417Magnolia Pictures
52I Wish$1,600-65%3-3$533$144,40814Magnolia Pictures
53Dreams of A Life$1,543-50%10$1,543$6,5952Strand Releasing
54Nobody Else But You$1,471-61%20$736$32,06914First Run Features
55Mirror Mirror$1,295-81%456$29$64,933,67020Relativity Media
56Lost Bohemia$1,22363%1-1$1,223$23,58465Impact Partners
57Mosquita Y Mari$1,186-77%10$1,186$8,6142The Film Collaborative
58The Graduate: 45th Anniversary Reunion$1,103--1--$1,103$41,61318Rialto
59Union Square (2012)$832-17%20$416$36,1245Dada Films
60Soldiers of Fortune$641-97%2-48$321$38,8422Roadside Attractions
61The Invisible War$619-46%2-1$310$52,6008Cinedigm
62Damsels in Distress$44466%20$222$1,006,68119Sony Pictures Classics
63Darling Companion$368-94%4-3$92$791,43117Sony Pictures Classics
64Where Do We Go Now?$339-93%1-11$339$521,48914Sony Pictures Classics
65Natural Selection$335--1--$335$55,28222Cinema Guild
66China Heavyweight$325--1--$325$8,8626Zeitgeist Films
67The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$206-93%1-1$206$1,124,78621Music Box Films
685 Broken Cameras$187-79%1-1$187$63,92411Kino Lorber
69Bonsai$149-92%1-2$149$21,16314Strand Releasing