'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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Apr 23Thu113$6,486,047-5%$7,175,015Furious 7
Apr 22Wed112$6,648,269-3%$7,382,947Furious 7
Apr 21Tue111$8,648,159-12%$9,511,007Furious 7
Apr 20Mon110$7,308,684-3%$8,036,430Furious 7
Apr 19Sun109$28,403,279-7%$30,396,231Furious 7
Apr 18Sat108$46,339,477-12%$49,601,043Furious 7
Apr 17Fri107$33,892,068-16%$36,195,483Furious 7
Apr 16Thu106$6,800,645-57%$7,240,006Furious 7
Apr 15Wed105$6,880,670-60%$7,340,916Furious 7
Apr 14Tue104$9,881,674-58%$10,410,112Furious 7
Apr 13Mon103$7,554,807-69%$7,967,429Furious 7
Apr 12Sun102$30,393,740-39%$31,655,288Furious 7
Apr 11Sat101$52,690,970-27%$54,957,246Furious 7
Apr 10Fri100$40,334,207-58%$41,911,395Furious 7
Apr 09Thu099$15,862,31028%$16,629,212Furious 7
Apr 08Wed098$17,304,23662%$18,059,605Furious 7
Apr 07Tue097$23,646,22170%$24,526,797Furious 7
Apr 06Mon096$24,283,090122%$25,120,548Furious 7
Apr 05Sun095$49,646,13537%$51,041,731Furious 7
Apr 04Sat094$72,119,33123%$74,149,345Furious 7
Apr 03Fri093$94,904,393110%$96,823,306Furious 7
Apr 02Thu092$12,439,92973%$13,386,964Home (2015)
Apr 01Wed091$10,657,61541%$11,594,469Home (2015)