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 Wed, Aug. 10 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 10 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$3,155,838-14%3,785--$834$41,658,8001Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$2,043,944-8%3,10676$658$150,076,5674New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,710,044-12%3,702-73$462$174,932,9134Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,256,579-11%2,9127$432$35,984,5212Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,088,769-8%1,8671089$583$29,772,1477Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$945,700-6%2,5050$378$29,102,2642Warner Bros.
7Stealth$713,726-9%3,4950$204$26,832,7252Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four (2005)$541,531-5%2,339-405$232$145,661,5255Fox
9The Island (2005)$476,196-5%2,138-1000$223$32,404,1013DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$441,240-8%1,940-384$227$225,973,3816Paramount