Grosses

'Furious 7' Speeds to $265.35M in Two Weeks After Leading Thursday with $2.92MApril 17, 2015 12:58 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Furious 7 grossed $2.92 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th straight day. The well-received seventh installment of the blockbuster franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was essentially unchanged from Wednesday's performance and down a sharp 65 percent from last Thursday. Furious 7 easily led the week with a weekly take $73.42 million. That represented a 62 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a massive $265.35 million. Furious 7 is running an extremely impressive 45 percent ahead of the $183.19 million 14-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Fox's The Longest Ride rounded out its first week of release with a second place take of $0.822 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood was up 2 percent over Wednesday, which represented one of the day's better daily percentage holds among wide releases. The Longest Ride placed in third for the week with a seven-day start of $16.66 million. That was on the low end of pre-release expectations. The film is running 29 percent ahead of the $12.93 million seven-day take of last year's The Best of Me and 42 percent behind the $28.60 million seven-day gross of 2012's The Lucky One.

Fellow Fox release Home held steady in third place with $0.712 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from DreamWorks Animation was down 1 percent from Wednesday and down a sharp 77 percent from last Thursday. Home placed in second for the week with $21.76 million. The film was down 49 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a significantly stronger than expected $132.31 million through three weeks of release.

Woman In Gold was up one spot and 2 percent over Wednesday to move into fourth place on Thursday with $0.583 million. The drama from The Weinstein Company starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds placed in seventh for the week with $7.90 million. Woman In Gold has grossed a solid $11.36 million in 16 days and will be playing in 2,011 locations this weekend.

Warner's Get Hard was down one spot and 5 percent from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.576 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart placed in fourth for the week with $10.88 million. That was down 41 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to $73.45 million.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, May. 9 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 9 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$3,867,3043%2,938--$1,316$42,437,4201DreamWorks
2U-571$675,87214%2,70185$250$50,862,6403Universal
3The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$289,832-5%3,05111$95$19,238,0952Universal
428 Days$247,21832%2,413-110$102$32,480,9014Sony / Columbia
5Keeping the Faith$247,06920%2,014-157$123$29,931,0354Disney
6Rules of Engagement$221,0728%2,261-766$98$52,703,0785Paramount
7Erin Brockovich$213,38929%1,942-556$110$116,414,7088Universal
8Love & Basketball$181,001-10%1,192-53$152$20,122,0693New Line
9Return to Me$147,77511%1,703-303$87$26,454,8985MGM
10The Road to El Dorado$64,915-11%1,528-719$42$47,911,9886DreamWorks