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, Jan. 6 - Sun, Jan. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dumb and Dumber$9,177,151-22%2,53562$3,620$25,540,5934New Line
2Disclosure$7,261,884-38%2,082-86$3,488$44,805,6495Warner Bros.
3Houseguest$5,831,302--1,238--$4,710$5,831,3021Disney
4Nell$4,613,817-22%1,201323$3,842$13,771,7164Fox
5The Jungle Book (1994)$4,495,094-56%2,01231$2,234$19,811,7223Disney
6I.Q.$3,718,257-42%1,4121$2,633$13,229,0693Paramount
7Richie Rich$3,652,279-47%1,76113$2,074$3,652,2794Warner Bros.
8The Santa Clause$2,092,714-74%2,002-293$1,045$106,126,5209Disney
9Speechless$2,002,893-46%1,4040$1,427$13,045,1024MGM
10Drop Zone$1,632,512-52%1,224-538$1,334$18,369,2865Paramount