'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, Nov. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$7,787,446-44%3,8040$2,047$99,259,4452Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$6,163,491-47%3,4439$1,790$94,054,1602Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$4,194,909-48%3,108--$1,350$28,650,1821Disney
4Deck the Halls$2,274,371-52%3,205--$710$16,916,7531Fox
5The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$1,992,863-49%3,043-316$655$67,071,9714Disney
6Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,935,334-51%2,552-59$758$109,136,4194Fox
7Flushed Away$1,259,503-43%2,621-686$481$57,263,0844Paramount / DreamWorks
8Bobby$1,062,659-44%1,6671665$637$6,101,6252MGM / Weinstein
9Stranger Than Fiction$1,011,870-55%2,258-12$448$32,503,6533Sony / Columbia
10The Fountain$855,894-40%1,472--$581$5,458,7341Warner Bros.