Grosses

'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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198318 (May 06 - May 08) - 1983$18,788,071-7%$21,885,9905%Flashdance
198418 (May 04 - May 06) - 1984$30,820,95864%$35,537,14662%Breakin'
198518 (May 03 - May 05) - 1985$21,725,357-30%$24,121,128-32%Code of Silence
198618 (May 02 - May 04) - 1986$17,798,037-18%$19,266,554-20%Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
198718 (May 01 - May 03) - 1987$22,135,34424%$25,780,63534%The Secret of My Success
198818 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1988$27,152,77023%$32,260,02525%Colors
198918 (May 05 - May 07) - 1989$31,214,40115%$33,415,3454%Pet Sematary
199018 (May 04 - May 06) - 1990$32,275,3993%$35,273,5436%Pretty Woman
199118 (May 03 - May 05) - 1991$26,897,017-17%$30,451,105-14%Oscar
199218 (May 01 - May 03) - 1992$21,593,609-20%$30,480,4770%Basic Instinct
199318 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 1993$29,025,00134%$35,477,33616%Indecent Proposal
199418 (May 06 - May 08) - 1994$23,925,491-18%$31,072,542-12%With Honors
199518 (May 05 - May 07) - 1995$36,641,01153%$39,000,28126%French Kiss
199618 (May 03 - May 05) - 1996$35,826,765-2%$43,158,62811%The Craft
199718 (May 02 - May 04) - 1997$58,095,29662%$61,509,32643%Breakdown
199818 (May 01 - May 03) - 1998$45,567,643-22%$53,175,993-14%He Got Game
199918 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 1999$48,866,9657%$60,891,46615%Entrapment
200018 (May 05 - May 07) - 2000$73,974,89651%$87,749,88444%Gladiator (2000)
200118 (May 04 - May 06) - 2001$97,217,52031%$109,428,28925%The Mummy Returns
200218 (May 03 - May 05) - 2002$148,620,71053%$162,317,63748%Spider-Man
200318 (May 02 - May 04) - 2003$138,784,581-7%$153,831,102-5%X2: X-Men United
200418 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 2004$82,967,682-40%$103,926,987-32%Mean Girls
200518 (May 06 - May 08) - 2005$76,116,877-8%$87,085,323-16%Kingdom of Heaven
200618 (May 05 - May 07) - 2006$93,961,57823%$110,254,72127%Mission: Impossible III
200718 (May 04 - May 06) - 2007$178,512,82990%$189,837,54172%Spider-Man 3
200818 (May 02 - May 04) - 2008$148,428,254-17%$158,920,615-16%Iron Man
200918 (May 01 - May 03) - 2009$146,568,436-1%$158,331,1070%X-Men Origins: Wolverine
201018 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 2010$87,923,855-40%$101,408,000-36%A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
201118 (May 06 - May 08) - 2011$152,646,35274%$166,717,82464%Thor
201218 (May 04 - May 06) - 2012$246,662,93662%$258,225,90755%Marvel's The Avengers
201318 (May 03 - May 05) - 2013$208,434,380-15%$217,224,369-16%Iron Man 3
201418 (May 02 - May 04) - 2014$141,515,375-32%$153,996,108-29%The Amazing Spider-Man 2