Grosses

'The Age of Adaline' Dethrones 'Furious 7' on Friday, But Not for the WeekendApril 25, 2015 03:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Lionsgate reports that The Age of Adaline claimed first place on Friday with a healthy $4.96 million. That's just 10 percent below the first day of The Longest Ride, which is respectable given Adaline's lack of a built-in fan base as well-established as that of Nicholas Sparks. The film has similarly modest early word of mouth with a 72 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, while critics gave it a 53 percent. BoxOffice projects $13.5 million for the weekend in third place.

In second place Friday, Furious 7 eased 42 percent to $4.8 million. That brings its domestic haul up to a staggering $307.1 million in 22 days of release. Universal is projecting a $16.3 million, which we think will land it a fourth consecutive weekend box office crown.

In third place yesterday, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 added $3.75 million, down 49 percent from opening day last week. With $32.2 million in the bank through 8 days of release, the film is pacing 34 percent behind its predecessor, but is still performing well overall. BoxOffice projects a $13.6 million sophomore frame in second place.

Unfriended claimed $2.0 million yesterday, off 71 percent from opening day last week. The film's 8-day tally stands at $20.9 million. BoxOffice projects $6.0 million this weekend.

Home took in another $1.825 million for a 26 percent week-to-week decline. With $146.8 million earned thus far, look for a $7.9 million frame.

Ex Machina pulled an estimated $1.71 million as it expanded into 1,255 theaters for wide release this weekend. The strongly reviewed sci-fi film (90 percent) is also generating great word of mouth among viewers (89 percent). It'll be interesting to see how the film holds up from here. BoxOffice projects a $4.5 million weekend.

Meanwhile, Open Road's Little Boy bowed to $1.35 million yesterday. Although critics haven't taken to the film (14 percent), audiences are thus far giving it their approval with an encouraging 87 percent score. BoxOffice is projecting a $3.9 million opening weekend.

The Water Diviner took in $374,000 from its limited 320 location opening yesterday, scoring an "A-" CinemaScore in the process. The Russell Crowe-led and -helmed flick could net around $1 million this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 16 - Sun, Apr. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indecent Proposal$14,724,600-20%1,847153$7,972$33,112,2322Paramount
2The Sandlot$4,929,0100%1,7753$2,777$9,847,7222Fox
3Boiling Point$4,006,019--1,425--$2,811$4,006,0191Warner Bros.
4Cop and a Half$3,317,050-26%1,7937$1,850$13,853,9853Universal
5The Adventures of Huck Finn$2,958,174-30%1,767-36$1,674$12,193,9973Disney
6Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III$2,025,796-36%2,042-45$992$29,689,2105New Line
7Unforgiven$1,534,587-24%1,02681$1,496$91,101,15737Warner Bros.
8Point of No Return$1,406,620-31%1,250-106$1,125$19,731,0995Warner Bros.
9The Crush$1,319,907-50%1,332-427$991$8,993,0253Warner Bros.
10Born Yesterday$1,153,633-38%1,101-142$1,048$12,590,3264Disney