'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. 31 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$13,794,99247%4,0015$3,448$152,680,3422Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,409,1804%3,158--$2,030$12,565,7701Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$5,246,02257%3,501-451$1,498$171,022,0993Warner Bros.
5Blended$3,661,17347%3,5550$1,030$27,354,4362Warner Bros.
6Neighbors (2014)$3,454,35038%2,939-327$1,175$126,836,7604Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,662,98862%2,152-1008$773$191,644,3835Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$1,593,22453%2,329-690$684$27,034,1443Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$613,45539%1,114-1040$551$80,742,6196Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$888,27378%624126$1,424$6,302,3214Open Road
2Belle$557,60659%52572$1,062$5,837,6355Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$485,61376%983-718$494$123,965,7788Fox
4Heaven is for Real$331,20552%722-998$459$87,761,4757Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$290,16262%539-834$538$255,019,0949Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$177,23270%249-111$712$57,245,62813Fox Searchlight
7The Immigrant$146,38079%1503$976$1,001,6193Weinstein Company
8Divergent$144,86048%373-271$388$148,556,26011Lionsgate / Summit
9Moms' Night Out$122,68625%383-478$320$9,517,7524Sony / TriStar
10The LEGO Movie$116,91155%302-21$387$255,352,75917Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$93,07654%496-104$188$3,985,1258Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$89,70573%254-32$353$109,991,88713Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$66,66649%1042$641$972,6194RADiUS-TWC
15God's Not Dead$48,46446%155-90$313$59,760,13311Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,84720%180-494$205$8,127,7304Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$36,27435%17328$210$28,676,5108Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$20,16740%128-74$158$22,916,9247Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$146,75557%94--$1,561$240,4541eOne Films US
2Words and Pictures$36,08481%133$2,776$195,4542Roadside Attractions
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,210-32%390$903$2,365,2819Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Hornet's Nest$20,75922%42-15$494$242,9434Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$20,32980%74-14$275$17,246,8947Open Road
6Oculus$15,21046%83-22$183$27,590,0958Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$12,16362%72-20$169$8,488,6636Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$9,00155%45-123$200$20,025,3326Relativity Media
9Heropanti$4,225115%11-5$384$54,8832UTV Motion Pictures
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,11083%40$278$133,8747Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$82751%61$138$249,4526RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$565-14%2--$283$46,02717Rialto Pictures
13The Unknown Known$9038%1-4$90$269,1299RADiUS-TWC