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

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$13,423,579-53%3,35539$4,001$52,237,5232Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$9,336,005-45%3,654-99$2,555$85,522,2203Universal
3ParaNorman$8,639,288-39%3,45526$2,501$28,261,5772Focus
4The Campaign$7,472,397-43%3,30247$2,263$64,575,5693Warner Bros.
5The Dark Knight Rises$7,222,317-34%2,606-551$2,771$422,255,2186Warner Bros.
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$7,122,552-34%2,5980$2,742$27,077,0422Disney
72016: Obama's America$6,509,433423%1,091922$5,966$9,347,3097Rocky Mountain Pictures
8Premium Rush$6,030,164--2,255--$2,674$6,030,1641Sony / Columbia
9Hope Springs (2012)$5,725,107-37%2,40241$2,383$44,806,5713Sony / Columbia
10Hit and Run$4,526,222--2,870--$1,577$5,719,2561Open Road
11Sparkle (2012)$3,983,822-66%2,2440$1,775$18,656,8962Sony / TriStar
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$2,245,917-41%1,965-772$1,143$42,883,5174Fox
13Total Recall (2012)$1,760,436-49%1,576-858$1,117$55,173,7734Sony / Columbia
14Ice Age: Continental Drift$1,751,301-42%1,550-724$1,130$153,500,0767Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Apparition$2,841,488--810--$3,508$2,841,4881Warner Bros.
2Ted (2012)$947,430-39%783-386$1,210$214,762,8059Universal
3Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$605,801-14%374-32$1,620$213,689,06212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Brave$516,772-37%452-189$1,143$230,089,03810Disney
5Step Up Revolution$493,908-53%428-477$1,154$33,703,3215Lionsgate / Summit
6The Amazing Spider-Man$491,890-35%418-180$1,177$258,355,8278Sony / Columbia
7Beasts of the Southern Wild$463,125-18%212-24$2,185$8,859,7189Fox Searchlight
8Ek Tha Tiger$434,516-62%1191$3,651$2,347,7742Yash Raj Films
9Moonrise Kingdom$401,929-20%33250$1,211$43,671,69714Focus
10The Intouchables$351,378-4%1940$1,811$10,446,57514Weinstein Company
11Celeste and Jesse Forever$288,90117%11548$2,512$1,029,4974Sony Pictures Classics
12Men in Black 3$239,554-21%232-26$1,033$178,515,57714Sony / Columbia
13The Watch$230,558-54%250-263$922$33,465,2355Fox
14Magic Mike$228,44215%355100$643$113,086,5449Warner Bros.
15To Rome with Love$194,542-20%22161$880$15,879,76610Sony Pictures Classics
16Ruby Sparks$163,534-46%135-83$1,211$2,105,3805Fox Searchlight
17Snow White and the Huntsman$155,225-26%194-50$800$154,917,25513Universal
18Marvel's The Avengers$115,335-23%123-19$938$617,800,44617Disney
19The Hunger Games$114,851-44%189-41$608$407,884,01123Lionsgate
20The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$92,812-14%112-16$829$45,753,83617Fox Searchlight
21Savages$84,250-20%117-37$720$47,202,2958Universal
22Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$75,038-76%130-294$577$3,296,6283ARC Entertainment
23Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$60,096-47%106-93$567$65,054,6389Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robot & Frank$284,105699%4644$6,176$335,4142IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
2The Queen of Versailles$191,192-8%9613$1,992$1,538,3856Magnolia Pictures
3Cosmopolis$154,529120%6360$2,453$448,3492Entertainment One Films
4To the Arctic 3D$135,729-14%520$2,610$7,955,83419Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Searching For Sugar Man$121,21114%292$4,180$495,1535Sony Pictures Classics
6Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi$119,743--54--$2,217$119,7431Eros International
72 Days In New York$95,442-5%4121$2,328$284,1163Magnolia Pictures
8The Imposter$80,391-4%245$3,350$385,5097Indomina Releasing
9Red Hook Summer$79,944243%2920$2,757$168,6853Variance Films
10Farewell, My Queen$79,856-17%644$1,248$1,089,5397Cohen Media Group
11Samsara$76,222--2--$38,111$76,2221Oscilloscope
12Sleepwalk With Me$68,801--1--$68,801$68,8011IFC Films
13Prometheus$58,041-24%91-10$638$126,297,83612Fox
14Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$52,719-28%75-30$703$37,397,11710Fox
15Safety Not Guaranteed$47,80917%540$885$3,754,73712FilmDistrict
16Born to Be Wild 3D$47,2081%330$1,431$20,675,87473Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Bernie$45,123-27%52-19$868$9,117,65618Millennium Entertainment
18Compliance$44,749172%1110$4,068$88,0952Magnolia Pictures
19Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry$34,695-29%36-3$964$383,8865IFC Films
20Hubble 3D$34,473-29%12-2$2,873$34,254,170128Warner Bros. / IMAX
21Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$28,239-55%66-74$428$25,309,9108Paramount
22Little White Lies$25,654--3--$8,551$25,6541MPI Media
23Under the Sea 3D$25,631-13%6-1$4,272$32,269,187185Warner Bros. / IMAX
24Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$24,340-4%100$2,434$6,032,6721203D Entertainment
25Hermano$18,835--49--$384$18,8351Music Box Films
26The Well-Digger's Daughter$18,538-38%10-4$1,854$212,3556Kino Lorber
27Beloved (2012)$15,417-40%72$2,202$55,4342IFC Films
28Deep Sea 3D$14,610-17%20$7,305$44,953,239339Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Neighboring Sounds$12,666--2--$6,333$12,6661Cinema Guild
30Your Sister's Sister$11,237-36%15-11$749$1,597,48611IFC Films
31People Like Us$9,263-46%23-31$403$12,431,7929Disney / DreamWorks
32Take This Waltz$8,743-52%17-7$514$1,194,4749Magnolia Pictures
33Easy Money (2012)$8,435-36%50$1,687$180,2077Weinstein Company
34Somewhere Between$7,799--1--$7,799$7,7991Long Shot Factory
35360$7,445-18%124$620$77,1224Magnolia Pictures
36Chicken With Plums$6,527-42%20$3,264$85,4952Sony Pictures Classics
37Painted Skin: The Resurrection$6,424-64%4-2$1,606$33,2122Well Go USA
38Neil Young Journeys$5,732-47%13-10$441$176,6059Sony Pictures Classics
39Total Recall (1990) (2012 re-issue)$5,511--1--$5,511$18,0813Rialto Pictures
40Teddy Bear$5,388--2--$2,694$6,7611Film Movement
41Hysteria$5,230-40%8-6$654$1,771,00715Sony Pictures Classics
42A Cat In Paris$5,12460%6-1$854$302,81213GKIDS
43Kumare$4,63514%63$773$101,86610Kino Lorber
44Dark Horse$3,973-33%5-1$795$166,22812Vitagraph
45Nobody Else But You$3,8464534%21$1,923$38,16816First Run Features
46Wild Horse, Wild Ride$3,610--1--$3,610$3,6101Screen Media Films
47Unforgivable$3,54759%20$1,774$117,3539Strand Releasing
48Death by China$3,286-42%10$3,286$10,5722Area23a
49Trishna$3,208-41%110$292$240,3817IFC Films
50The Day I Saw Your Heart$2,810--1--$2,810$2,8101Film Movement
51Meet The Fokkens$2,682-41%10$2,682$25,3243Kino Lorber
52Side By Side$2,500-64%21$1,250$11,3852Tribeca Film
53Where Do We Go Now?$2,4601%61$410$527,42316Sony Pictures Classics
54The Magic of Belle Isle$2,356-2%73$337$97,9318Magnolia Pictures
55The Invisible War$2,097458%43$524$56,41710Cinedigm
56Monsieur Lazhar$1,833-39%3-3$611$1,995,36544Music Box Films
57Ballplayer: Pelotero$1,777--2--$889$43,3377Strand Releasing
58$upercapitalist$1,65749%10$1,657$15,9193Truly Indie
59Klown$1,528-43%3-2$509$61,2745Drafthouse Films
60Celine & Julie Go Boating (2012 re-issue)$1,417-16%10$1,417$30,83117New Yorker Films
61Elena (2012)$1,286-44%1-1$1,286$210,46015Zeitgeist Films
62Turn Me On, Dammit!$93629%10$936$122,05022New Yorker Films
63Oslo, August 31st$888-66%1-1$888$77,14314Strand Releasing
64Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present$830116%32$277$76,13811Music Box Films
65You've Been Trumped$795-12%53$159$12,0794International Film Circuit
66Union Square (2012)$758-75%20$379$41,3857Dada Films
67Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$722-60%10$722$145,77516Rialto Pictures
68We Won't Grow Old Together$564--1--$564$8,55812The Film Desk
695 Broken Cameras$361-67%10$361$66,77313Kino Lorber
70OC87$339--1--$339$40,66714Fisher Klingenstein Films
71Alps$312--1--$312$6,6457Kino Lorber
72The Color Wheel$238156%10$238$17,33315Cinema Conservancy