'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 Wed, Aug. 3 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 3 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wedding Crashers$2,852,892-6%3,030105$942$124,865,0853New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,485,426-3%3,775-15$658$155,970,2353Warner Bros.
3Sky High$2,011,386-2%2,905--$692$20,923,3401Disney
4Must Love Dogs$1,473,218-3%2,505--$588$17,396,6121Warner Bros.
5Stealth$1,228,619-11%3,495--$352$17,480,0731Sony / Columbia
6Bad News Bears$848,302-4%3,1830$267$25,337,9192Paramount
7The Island (2005)$828,269-6%3,13816$264$27,002,6352DreamWorks
8Fantastic Four (2005)$823,735-5%2,744-705$300$138,890,4104Fox
9War of the Worlds$632,675-7%2,324-941$272$220,412,2185Paramount
10The Devil's Rejects$360,098-7%1,7570$205$13,724,6002Lionsgate