'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 Sun, Dec. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$6,686,922-27%2,908--$2,299$24,271,0661Warner Bros.
2The Haunted Mansion$2,903,067-31%3,1220$930$45,976,8502Disney
3Honey (2003)$2,767,859-48%1,942--$1,425$12,856,9901Universal
4Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$2,249,631-30%3,409-58$660$85,299,3363Universal
5Elf$2,103,096-42%3,119-83$674$139,542,9105New Line
6Bad Santa$1,976,716-34%2,09186$945$27,145,5322Miramax / Dimension
7Gothika$1,334,529-39%2,205-177$605$49,546,5183Warner Bros.
8The Missing$1,005,980-46%2,7560$365$21,804,8552Sony / Columbia
9Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$925,601-44%2,344-359$395$72,557,2874Fox
10Love Actually$894,859-42%1,672-42$535$48,747,7665Universal