'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, Aug. 4 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight Rises$14,273,11440%4,242-162$3,365$342,696,9283Warner Bros.
2Total Recall (2012)$9,347,5213%3,601--$2,596$18,439,8621Sony / Columbia
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$5,052,188-13%3,391--$1,490$10,891,5341Fox
4Ice Age: Continental Drift$3,381,97635%3,542-327$955$129,349,3824Fox
5The Watch$2,548,53132%3,1680$804$23,491,2122Fox
6Ted (2012)$2,268,94039%2,767-362$820$201,836,7056Universal
7Step Up Revolution$2,197,39115%2,60639$843$21,908,0132Lionsgate / Summit
8The Amazing Spider-Man$1,744,41840%2,425-735$719$249,328,1515Sony / Columbia
10Magic Mike$541,56314%1,202-873$451$110,530,2486Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$530,56761%687-166$772$40,398,38411Focus
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$494,97466%318110$1,557$5,521,8356Fox Searchlight
4Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$322,46045%737-374$438$63,955,4036Lionsgate
5Men in Black 3$261,81839%326139$803$176,422,71111Sony / Columbia
6The Intouchables$249,17685%1940$1,284$8,466,88311Weinstein Company
7Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$223,55439%504-304$444$210,649,3589Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Hunger Games$172,60734%291-19$593$406,569,71220Lionsgate
9The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$129,78974%230-46$564$44,908,00314Fox Searchlight
10Snow White and the Huntsman$128,23538%309-46$415$153,734,16510Universal
11Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$76,27426%277-329$275$24,723,9005Paramount
12Safety Not Guaranteed$70,69770%121-28$584$3,415,8939FilmDistrict
14Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$49,96854%165-32$303$36,969,6277Fox
15Dark Shadows$42,17930%132-90$320$79,593,89713Warner Bros.
16Rock of Ages$28,27634%145-157$195$38,433,4858Warner Bros. / New Line
17The Pirates! Band of Misfits$25,34917%112-39$226$31,031,40515Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 4 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ruby Sparks$173,64868%6451$2,713$519,5332Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$72,72718%520$1,399$6,784,35116Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$23,63713%330$716$20,321,08070Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Easy Money (2012)$9,49782%61$1,583$107,3994Weinstein Company
5Soldiers of Fortune$9,31429%50--$186$16,5551Roadside Attractions
6For Greater Glory$5,65149%34-55$166$5,647,97410ARC Entertainment
7A Cat In Paris$5,076140%142$363$270,31610GKIDS
8Mirror Mirror$2,47119%39-17$63$64,888,41419Relativity Media