'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.

Studio Extended Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Extended Weekend

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$63,515,000-8%3,7750$16,825$143,817,9302Warner Bros.
2About Last Night$28,500,000--2,253--$12,650$28,500,0001Sony / Screen Gems
3RoboCop (2014)$25,600,000--3,372--$7,592$30,545,6121Sony / Columbia
4The Monuments Men$18,000,000-18%3,0830$5,838$46,668,6672Sony / Columbia
5Endless Love (2014)$15,059,000--2,896--$5,200$15,059,0001Universal
6Ride Along$10,000,0004%2,517-283$3,973$117,373,7955Universal
7Winter's Tale$8,100,000--2,965--$2,732$8,100,0001Warner Bros.
8Frozen (2013)$8,073,00017%2,101-359$3,842$378,264,21413Disney
9Lone Survivor$4,700,000-16%2,013-856$2,335$119,026,1668Universal
10That Awkward Moment$3,868,000-26%1,922-887$2,012$21,930,9463Focus
11American Hustle$2,850,000-7%1,072-568$2,659$141,870,25810Sony / Columbia
12Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,560,000-28%1,278-861$2,003$48,006,8615Paramount
13The Nut Job$2,438,000-35%1,918-1086$1,271$58,188,6565Open Road
14Vampire Academy$2,261,000-42%2,6760$845$7,012,9992Weinstein Company
15Philomena$1,863,000134%1,225721$1,521$30,936,12713Weinstein Company
16Labor Day (2013)$1,415,000-56%1,664-920$850$12,609,5683Paramount
17August: Osage County$1,065,000-28%1,010-317$1,054$35,946,8078Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Wolf of Wall Street$2,335,000-10%751-416$3,109$111,081,1328Paramount
2Gravity$1,245,000-26%355-346$3,507$268,166,61020Warner Bros.
3Her (2013)$720,000-2%255-202$2,824$23,428,9909Warner Bros.
412 Years a Slave$700,000-14%386-292$1,813$48,351,97618Fox Searchlight
5Nebraska$635,000-10%324-201$1,960$15,895,12314Paramount Vantage
6The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$610,000-8%326-203$1,871$423,185,81913Lionsgate
7The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$603,000-12%285-252$2,116$256,228,37710Warner Bros. / New Line
8I, Frankenstein$520,000-65%468-959$1,111$18,384,8784Lionsgate
9Dallas Buyers Club$456,000-25%223-265$2,045$24,356,32116Focus
10Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$222,000-15%261-85$851$125,116,4309Paramount
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$130,0005%181-16$718$119,433,05321Sony / Columbia
12Devil's Due$118,200-63%123-262$961$15,609,9295Fox
13Captain Phillips$92,000-17%135-47$681$106,870,48819Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1Gloria (2014)$374,20051%9833$3,818$1,017,4054Roadside Attractions
2The Past$133,47029%7710$1,733$1,030,1499Sony Pictures Classics
3The Legend Of Hercules$85,000-64%90-158$944$18,530,2806Lionsgate / Summit
4Tim's Vermeer$76,75697%125$6,396$221,7463Sony Pictures Classics
5Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$47,000-32%62-41$758$32,453,9107Paramount
6The Invisible Woman$45,464-23%44-30$1,033$1,053,7108Sony Pictures Classics