'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 Fri, Mar. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Croods$11,645,354--4,046--$2,878$11,645,3541Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2Olympus Has Fallen$10,062,141--3,098--$3,248$10,062,1411FilmDistrict
3Oz: The Great and Powerful$5,637,056118%3,805-107$1,481$161,165,1893Disney
4The Call$2,673,485143%2,5070$1,066$24,877,6062Sony / TriStar
6The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$1,326,922120%3,1600$420$14,417,3522Warner Bros. / New Line
7Jack the Giant Slayer$776,97465%2,560-797$304$56,864,2574Warner Bros. / New Line
8Identity Thief$758,08598%2,166-676$350$125,940,0307Universal
9Snitch (2013)$534,58091%1,807-546$296$38,947,1295Lionsgate / Summit
10Silver Linings Playbook$443,85486%1,044-558$425$126,022,39719Weinstein Company
11Safe Haven$370,35267%1,279-927$290$68,150,4976Relativity Media
1221 And Over$345,35924%1,134-1290$305$23,480,6794Relativity Media
13Escape From Planet Earth$115,788-29%1,494-717$78$52,993,1656Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$182,95472%489-157$374$122,009,46518Fox
2Quartet$153,36522%425-263$361$15,489,59411Weinstein Company
3Stoker$100,808273%275181$367$872,1334Fox Searchlight
4The Last Exorcism Part II$99,16852%455-1120$218$14,788,0754CBS Films
5A Good Day to Die Hard$86,786-21%448-669$194$66,023,9686Fox
6Dead Man Down$84,800-55%612-1576$139$10,390,6683FilmDistrict
7Emperor$80,61227%237-74$340$2,397,5813Roadside Attractions
8Django Unchained$75,116138%29630$254$161,798,93213Weinstein Company
9Warm Bodies$74,57250%299-360$249$64,855,5108Lionsgate / Summit
10Side Effects (2013)$71,12339%225-177$316$30,782,2347Open Road
11Dark Skies$58,48936%205-498$285$16,887,9745Weinstein / Dimension
12InAPPropriate Comedy$57,753--275--$210$57,7531Freestyle Releasing
13Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$53,584403%20979$256$54,777,4179Paramount
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$49,32655%235-70$210$302,567,05915Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$43,257198%185-37$234$76,643,85413Fox
16Zero Dark Thirty$38,0425%215-235$177$95,514,57614Sony / Columbia
17Argo$37,583-12%185-355$203$135,414,41824Warner Bros.
18Beautiful Creatures (2013)$27,920232%18863$149$19,233,8376Warner Bros.
20Les Miserables (2012)$25,795-11%129-112$200$148,604,15013Universal
21Rise of The Guardians$24,25446%162-51$150$103,095,97818Paramount / DreamWorks
22The Impossible$22,57181%12318$184$18,682,02614Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Up on Poppy Hill$15,014279%64$2,502$87,2472GKIDS
2To the Arctic 3D$14,239-12%520$274$11,750,99349Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,19760%300$440$22,249,000103Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Gangster Squad$8,986105%500$180$45,947,24611Warner Bros.
5The Sapphires$8,632--4--$2,158$8,6321Weinstein Company
6The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$7,21376%28-17$258$332,5394Methinx Entertainment
7Camp (2013)$6,640173%172$391$80,3565Freestyle Releasing
9Bless Me, Ultima$5,437-18%21-24$259$1,496,1985Arenas Entertainment
10Kai Po Che$4,986188%18-24$277$1,093,5945UTV Motion Pictures
11Hyde Park on Hudson$4,406-1%20-11$220$6,358,02616Focus
12Starbuck$4,208--3--$1,403$3,459,2331eOne Films US
13A Resurrection$2,525--17--$149$2,5251Archstone Distribution
14Rangrezz$1,525--11--$139$1,5251UTV Motion Pictures