'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 Sat, Dec. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TRON: Legacy$15,036,169-14%3,451--$4,357$32,545,9501Disney
2Yogi Bear$7,087,04454%3,515--$2,016$11,689,1391Warner Bros.
3The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$5,136,88944%3,5550$1,445$39,056,3152Fox
4The Fighter$4,891,66424%2,5032499$1,954$9,266,8102Paramount
6The Tourist$3,498,12537%2,7560$1,269$28,142,6822Sony / Columbia
7How Do You Know$2,941,83714%2,483--$1,185$5,514,3831Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$2,080,47158%2,860-717$727$264,102,2835Warner Bros.
9Unstoppable (2010)$817,79647%1,874-1093$436$76,916,0136Fox
10Burlesque$556,27634%1,510-1366$368$35,084,3124Sony / Screen Gems
11Due Date$524,30038%1,157-833$453$96,968,5467Warner Bros.
12Love and Other Drugs$445,52631%1,093-1147$408$29,873,6104Fox
13Megamind$304,448102%1,025-1400$297$141,405,7587Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Swan$3,175,26926%959869$3,311$13,100,1983Fox Searchlight
2127 Hours$224,60751%307-109$732$9,139,3347Fox Searchlight
3Faster (2010)$181,61845%660-1446$275$22,373,6194CBS Films
4Red (2010)$144,83550%439-125$330$88,334,81810Summit
5The Social Network$127,04386%2281$557$91,754,38012Sony / Columbia
6Fair Game (2010)$103,25693%268-168$385$8,587,2247Summit
7The Next Three Days$82,17755%361-1065$228$20,898,1105Lionsgate
8Despicable Me$75,72586%233-25$325$250,438,81524Universal
9Morning Glory (2010)$49,96848%263-741$190$30,535,0096Paramount
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$46,49888%210-78$221$55,158,79313Warner Bros.
11Paranormal Activity 2$32,61948%17449$187$84,409,1239Paramount
12The Warrior's Way$31,31228%217-1405$144$5,475,5273Relativity Media
13Hereafter$29,31744%232145$126$32,555,41610Warner Bros.
14Easy A$28,60436%161-42$178$58,377,70214Sony / Screen Gems
15The Town$24,22050%144-111$168$92,057,63414Warner Bros.
16Skyline$22,75561%123-154$185$21,352,3606Universal / Rogue

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The King's Speech$456,96968%4324$10,627$2,569,4044Weinstein Company
2I Love You Phillip Morris$61,19468%4914$1,249$472,0913Roadside Attractions
3The Polar Express (2010 re-issue)$44,07394%150$2,938$449,4097Warner Bros.
4Hubble 3D$40,99056%56-1$732$19,317,74540Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Rabbit Hole$21,45440%5--$4,291$36,7621Lionsgate
6For Colored Girls$16,48868%79-164$209$37,615,0397Lionsgate
7Life As We Know It$16,10735%75-45$215$52,263,55111Warner Bros.
8Under the Sea 3D$12,54745%110$1,141$25,077,36997Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Inception$10,29620%62-46$166$292,504,40423Warner Bros.
10Jackass 3D$6,40231%50-58$128$116,869,01710Paramount
11Stone$5,42033%6445$85$1,791,58811Relativity / Overture
12Waiting for 'Superman'$3,571101%33-22$108$6,407,52613Paramount Vantage
13Winter's Bone$1,53756%41$384$6,236,35428Roadside Attractions
14Hemingway's Garden of Eden$59384%5-9$119$20,4642Roadside Attractions
15Cool It$38-3%2-8$19$62,4976Roadside Attractions