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, Nov. 18 - Sun, Nov. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: Generations$23,116,394--2,659--$8,694$23,116,3941Paramount
2Interview with the Vampire$17,430,563-52%2,6040$6,694$53,820,2682Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause$17,137,398-11%2,20118$7,786$36,459,3902Disney
4The Lion King$5,509,468--1,456--$3,784$141,031,43422Disney
5The Professional$5,306,558--1,158--$4,583$5,306,5581Sony / Columbia
6Stargate$4,413,420-46%2,0330$2,171$41,540,2484MGM/UA
7Pulp Fiction$3,010,154-27%1,151-253$2,615$35,647,5366Miramax
8Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,753,208--1,190--$2,314$2,753,2081Fox
9The War$2,559,120-28%1,53724$1,665$11,317,9503Universal
10The Swan Princess$2,445,155--1,404--$1,742$2,445,1551New Line