'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, May. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$32,160,363-16%3,952--$8,138$70,570,9701Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$10,083,61518%3,31132$3,045$84,136,2902Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$7,388,73462%3,991-333$1,851$167,306,7623Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$4,315,91124%3,019--$1,430$7,783,9151Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$2,662,75030%3,054-252$872$70,079,0424Fox
6Heaven is for Real$1,822,80445%2,893-155$630$80,932,5605Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,679,04094%2,371-602$708$116,796,3626Fox
8Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,621,78159%2,271-430$714$249,510,4247Disney
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$874,58687%2,578-80$339$5,950,4382Clarius Entertainment
10Moms' Night Out$728,81817%1,0462$697$6,777,0762Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divergent$518,22649%991-242$523$146,490,3299Lionsgate / Summit
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$460,18154%630-140$730$55,195,81611Fox Searchlight
3Belle$407,25560%173128$2,354$1,489,1673Fox Searchlight
4God's Not Dead$305,97244%780-220$392$58,705,2589Freestyle / Pure Flix
5The LEGO Movie$238,40189%355-46$672$254,182,33715Warner Bros.
6Brick Mansions$219,06450%724-1230$303$19,468,8814Relativity Media
7Draft Day$162,60250%495-325$328$28,294,3046Lionsgate / Summit
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$140,38899%319-38$440$109,209,25311Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10300: Rise of an Empire$136,452173%155-36$880$106,393,34411Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$135,54955%1832$741$2,667,1526Weinstein Company
12Non-Stop (2014)$132,990112%220-16$605$91,366,90012Universal
13Transcendence$117,49057%315-200$373$22,548,3715Warner Bros.
15The Quiet Ones$74,76442%341-792$219$8,323,7144Lionsgate
16A Haunted House 2$43,40382%124-402$350$17,034,4755Open Road
17Oculus$34,83939%140-270$249$27,409,7176Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$314,00057%7266$4,361$796,8722Open Road
2Fed Up$73,29846%55--$1,333$308,7962RADiUS-TWC
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,550-17%371$1,312$1,797,9117Warner Bros. / IMAX
4RoboCop (2014)$34,755150%81-65$429$58,553,93014Sony / Columbia
5The Monuments Men$24,48749%94-28$261$78,019,07415Sony / Columbia
6The Immigrant$18,66058%3--$6,220$30,5021Weinstein Company
72 States$15,54863%32-27$486$2,210,8225UTV Motion Pictures
8Bad Words$9,34259%8354$113$7,758,21810Focus
9The Hornet's Nest$8,179-6%1713$481$47,3692Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$3,57920%24-37$149$236,3834RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$3,31542%8-11$414$116,0805Rialto Pictures
12Son of God$3,00622%46-22$65$59,678,74812Fox
13Philomena$1,33540%9-4$148$37,706,29226Weinstein Company
14Joe (2014)$97479%10-13$97$371,0826Roadside Attractions
15The Unknown Known$32998%3-3$110$266,7067RADiUS-TWC