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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Jul. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$16,493,764-11%3,557--$4,637$35,092,8370Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$3,455,172-17%3,231--$1,069$55,201,1681Sony / Columbia
3Minority Report$3,070,61518%2,800-201$1,097$84,564,1272Fox
4Like Mike$2,945,835-24%2,310--$1,275$6,839,3150Fox
5Lilo & Stitch$2,922,345-12%3,22231$907$90,380,4642Disney
6The Bourne Identity$2,166,64524%2,512-131$863$79,863,0863Universal
7Scooby-Doo$1,423,216-6%3,257-190$437$130,504,0463Warner Bros.
8The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,017,902-33%2,290--$444$2,544,4220Warner Bros.
9The Sum of All Fears$886,50852%1,592-1445$557$108,008,3715Paramount
10Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$685,1378%1,177-930$582$288,847,3937Fox