'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, May. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Neighbors (2014)$49,033,915--3,279--$14,954$49,033,9151Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$35,501,212-61%4,3240$8,210$146,201,9342Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$9,605,781-33%3,30668$2,906$62,085,8243Fox
4Heaven is for Real$7,482,618-13%3,048118$2,455$75,702,6574Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$5,750,593-26%2,701-478$2,129$245,128,3386Disney
6Rio 2$5,028,838-35%2,973-341$1,692$113,069,0825Fox
7Moms' Night Out$4,311,083--1,044--$4,129$4,311,0831Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,747,780--2,658--$1,410$3,747,7801Clarius Entertainment
9Divergent$1,743,676-20%1,233-406$1,414$145,067,5958Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$1,643,574-55%1,954-693$841$18,491,3923Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$1,422,119-19%1,000-330$1,422$57,684,9358Freestyle / Pure Flix
13The Quiet Ones$719,214-64%1,133-894$635$7,995,6033Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Grand Budapest Hotel$1,545,746-13%770-114$2,007$53,826,87410Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$849,939-39%820-534$1,037$27,764,7305Lionsgate / Summit
3Fading Gigolo$734,67952%340230$2,161$2,029,1224Millennium Entertainment
5The LEGO Movie$488,384113%401181$1,218$253,666,49014Warner Bros.
6The Railway Man$437,644-13%18117$2,418$2,260,4405Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$353,264-70%515-1260$686$22,209,3374Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$346,430-68%526-802$659$16,846,2164Open Road
9Non-Stop (2014)$328,145115%23618$1,390$91,104,08011Universal
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$303,223-25%357-53$849$108,923,91410Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11Oculus$252,683-67%410-474$616$27,238,6405Relativity Media
12The Lunchbox$244,104-7%1534$1,595$3,428,46911Sony Pictures Classics
13Muppets Most Wanted$176,982-32%285-91$621$50,012,3288Disney
14RoboCop (2014)$129,736-68%146-85$889$58,486,40913Sony / Columbia
15Need For Speed$116,02320%19663$592$43,189,6549Disney / DreamWorks
16300: Rise of an Empire$78,967-35%191-44$413$106,170,46910Warner Bros.
17The Monuments Men$77,395-30%122-23$634$77,951,84314Sony / Columbia
18Frozen (2013)$61,662-47%142-37$434$400,447,14825Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

1Belle$487,109357%4541$10,825$634,2102Fox Searchlight
3Chef$204,961--6--$34,160$204,9611Open Road
4Only Lovers Left Alive$177,160-8%9225$1,926$1,061,5215Sony Pictures Classics
5Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$131,508-2%36-1$3,653$1,556,3286Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Under the Skin (2014)$127,685-25%93-32$1,373$2,067,1086A24
7Fed Up$126,028--18--$7,002$126,0281RADiUS-TWC
8Finding Vivian Maier$114,805-24%977$1,184$1,116,0947IFC Films
92 States$93,168-48%59-37$1,579$2,161,7684UTV Motion Pictures
10Ida (2014)$85,55854%74$12,223$175,4822Music Box Films
11Journey to the South Pacific$71,4469%151$4,763$2,552,55724IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
12Walking with the Enemy$68,754-46%72-55$955$736,8303Liberty Studios
13Palo Alto$63,461--4--$15,865$63,4611Tribeca Film
14The German Doctor$63,30244%3521$1,809$177,7393IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
15Le Week-End$57,050-41%65-25$878$2,096,9289Music Box Films
16Jerusalem 3D$49,29819%202$2,465$4,070,99934National Geographic
17Hubble 3D$47,532-5%190$2,502$43,994,772217Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Blue Ruin$46,170-37%611$757$202,9283RADiUS-TWC
19Jodorowsky's Dune$33,585-26%4-57$8,396$523,7308Sony Pictures Classics
20Godzilla: The Japanese Original$29,97669%1910$1,578$78,5974Rialto Pictures
21The Hornet's Nest$26,550--4--$6,638$26,5501Freestyle Releasing
223 Days to Kill$22,702-17%42-22$541$30,688,36412Relativity Media
23God's Pocket$21,482--3--$7,161$21,4821IFC Films
24Son of God$20,353-36%68-58$299$59,666,58911Fox
25The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden$19,715-25%12-1$1,643$179,6336Zeitgeist Films
26Sabotage (2014)$15,805-34%51-9$310$10,499,9687Open Road
27The Double (2014)$14,646--2--$7,323$14,6461Magnolia Pictures
28The Raid 2$13,961-52%22-16$635$2,586,1447Sony Pictures Classics
29Joe (2014)$10,382-61%23-16$451$364,5735Roadside Attractions
30On My Way$10,063-6%134$774$311,3729Cohen Media Group
3150 to 1$9,425-12%11-5$857$679,8328Ten Furlongs
32Dom Hemingway$8,604-65%19-28$453$518,1346Fox Searchlight
33Bad Words$8,525-53%29-11$294$7,738,1369Focus
34Dancing in Jaffa$8,061-68%13-10$620$122,6435IFC Films
35Young and Beautiful$7,594136%76$1,085$21,2863IFC Films
36Redwood Highway$6,730453%41$1,683$9,9505Monterey Media
37Nymphomaniac: Volume I$6,255-33%13-2$481$753,7298Magnolia Pictures
38Nymphomaniac: Volume II$6,033-11%13-2$464$309,0616Magnolia Pictures
39Under the Sea 3D$5,650-24%131$435$33,935,383274Warner Bros. / IMAX
40The Wind Rises$5,539-61%11-15$504$5,194,64812Disney
41Queen Margot (2014 re-issue)$4,985--1--$4,985$4,9851Cohen Media Group
42Philomena$4,971-53%13-9$382$37,701,98925Weinstein Company
43Rob the Mob$4,774-41%6-2$796$200,3718Millennium Entertainment
44Bicycling with Molière$4,581-55%51$916$28,1933Strand Releasing
45Tim's Vermeer$4,388-52%8-3$549$1,655,65415Sony Pictures Classics
46The M Word$4,289-59%3-7$1,430$21,1302Rainbow Releasing
47For No Good Reason$3,707-38%82$463$21,2513Sony Pictures Classics
48Hateship Loveship$3,671-50%8-7$459$47,1915IFC Films
49Stage Fright (2014)$3,562--11--$324$3,5621Magnolia / Magnet
50Gloria (2014)$3,013-35%7-2$430$2,106,55616Roadside Attractions
51Watermark$2,889-47%5-6$578$82,8376eOne Films US
52Born to Be Wild 3D$2,82922%6-2$472$23,309,255162Warner Bros. / IMAX
53To the Arctic 3D$2,742-61%5-4$548$14,032,100108Warner Bros. / IMAX
55Ilo Ilo$2,43616%21$1,218$37,4996Film Movement
56The Jewish Cardinal$2,151-19%30$717$125,34518Film Movement
57Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,835-30%10$1,835$43,72914Rialto Pictures
58That Demon Within$1,680-75%2-3$840$167,0064China Lion Film
59Deep Sea 3D$1,652--4--$413$46,041,297428Warner Bros. / IMAX
60Decoding Annie Parker$1,586-91%2-11$793$39,8502eOne Films US
61Alan Partridge$1,558-86%7-11$223$147,8316Magnolia Pictures
62The Invisible Woman$1,4380%40$360$1,233,34720Sony Pictures Classics
63For a Woman$1,410-78%20$705$11,1162Film Movement
64Manakamana$994-30%10$994$12,7064Cinema Guild
65No God, No Master$664-49%41$166$6,2427Monterey Media
66The Unknown Known$634-70%6-9$106$265,4576RADiUS-TWC
67The Protector 2$605124%10$605$1,0372Magnolia / Magnet
68Sweet Dreams (2013)$460-39%21$230$52,05928International Film Circuit
69In Bloom$409--2--$205$50,74618Big World Pictures
70The Missing Picture$312100%10$312$49,4368Strand Releasing
71Tasting Menu$31251%10$312$9,9044Magnolia Pictures
72Mistaken for Strangers$286-64%21$143$138,2787Abramorama
7320 Feet from Stardom$250-86%1-1$250$4,945,13948RADiUS-TWC
74Cheap Thrills$155-47%21$78$59,3798Drafthouse Films
75Big Men$126-79%10$126$43,6569Abramorama