NORTH AMERICA: 'Furious 7' Speeds to $191.9M in First Week After $8.23M Thursday Haul
on April 10, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Universal's Furious 7 took in $8.23 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The well-received seventh installment of the popular franchise featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the late Paul Walker was down a sizable 10 percent from Wednesday, though it should be noted that all wide releases experienced percentage declines on Thursday. Furious 7 took in a massive $191.93 million in its first seven days of release. That was well above the film's already lofty pre-release expectations and represented the tenth largest seven-day start of all-time. Furious 7 is running an extremely impressive 41 percent ahead of the $135.84 million seven-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.
Home held steady in second place with $3.09 million. The 3D computer animated film from Fox and DreamWorks Animation fell 7 percent from Wednesday and 32 percent from last Thursday. Home placed in second for the week with $42.32 million. That represented a solid 38 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a stronger than expected $110.55 million. Home is running 6 percent ahead of the $104.70 million 14-day gross of The Croods.
Cinderella continued to claim third place with $1.34 million. Disney's blockbuster fairy tale adaptation was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down 34.5 percent from last Thursday. Cinderella took fourth place this week with $16.59 million. That was down a healthy 32 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's four-week total to a strong $173.55 million. Cinderella is running 10 percent behind the $193.63 million 28-day gross of last year's Maleficent.
Warner's Get Hard took in $1.17 million to remain in fourth. The R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down 50 percent from last Thursday. Get Hard placed in third for the week with $18.48 million. Due in part to the added presence of Furious 7 in the marketplace, Get Hard fell a very sharp 58 percent from last week. The film's two-week total stands at $62.57 million.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.96 million. The second installment of Lionsgate's young adult series was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down a sizable 52 percent from last Thursday. Insurgent claimed fifth place for the week with $14.61 million. That represented a 50 percent slide from the previous week and places the film's three-week total at $107.99 million.
The Weinstein Company's Woman In Gold placed in sixth with $288,579 from just 258 locations. That gave the drama starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds a strong per-location average of $1,119 for the day. Woman in Gold placed in seventh for the week with $3.36 million and has grossed $3.45 million in nine days. The film will be playing in 1,504 locations this weekend.
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