NORTH AMERICA: 'Furious 7' Zooms Past the $160M Mark After Leading Monday with $14.02M
on April 07, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Universal's Furious 7 continued to dominate the daily box office on Monday with a first place take of $14.02 million. The well-received seventh installment of the popular franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker fell 58 percent from Sunday. Monday holds are traditionally strong the day after Easter, though it should also be noted that Furious 7 and the rest of the marketplace faced competition from the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game on Monday. Furious 7 has grossed a massive $161.20 million in just four days of release. That represents the tenth largest four-day start of all time. The film is currently running an extremely impressive 59 percent ahead of the $101.24 million four-day start of last year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 38 percent ahead of the $117.04 million four-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.
Home placed in second on Monday with $4.57 million. The successful 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down a slim 24 percent from Sunday and up 27 percent from last Monday. Home continues to exceed expectations in a big way with an eleven-day take of $99.81 million. That places the film 6 percent ahead of the $93.89 million eleven-day take of 2013's The Croods. Home has been relatively front-loaded for a family film thus far, but has a good chance of stabilizing going forward, especially with no new animated films entering the marketplace between now and the June 19th launch of Disney's Inside Out.
Cinderella claimed third place with $1.85 million. Disney's blockbuster fairy tale adaptation was down just 19 percent from Sunday and up 17 percent over last Monday. Cinderella has grossed a strong $168.99 million in 25 days. The film is running 10 percent behind the $187.63 million 25-day take of last year's Maleficent. Cinderella has stabilized nicely over the past week and will hope to hold up well throughout the month of April.
Warner's Get Hard finished in fourth with $1.38 million. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart was down 59 percent from Sunday and down a sizable 46.5 percent from last Monday. Get Hard has obviously taken a big hit from the added presence of Furious 7 in the marketplace. The eleven-day total for Get Hard stands at $58.60 million, which places the film 19 percent behind the $72.21 million eleven-day gross of 2010's The Other Guys.
Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Insurgent rounded out Monday's top five with $1.26 million. The second installment of the young adult series starring Shailene Woodley declined 45 percent from Sunday and 25 percent from last Monday. Insurgent has grossed $104.77 million in 18 days, which places the film 9 percent behind the $114.81 million 18-day take of last year's Divergent.
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