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. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flubber$26,725,207--2,641--$10,119$35,892,5811Disney
2Alien Resurrection$16,474,092--2,415--$6,822$25,788,9541Fox
3Anastasia$11,837,750-16%2,511371$4,714$26,063,2242Fox
4The Rainmaker (1997)$10,615,1220%2,34124$4,534$21,241,6292Paramount
5The Jackal$7,565,475-16%2,23534$3,385$31,754,1653Universal
6Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$6,789,482-60%2,1400$3,173$23,561,1762New Line
7Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$5,327,1052%1,080256$4,933$10,560,7632Warner Bros.
8The Little Mermaid (1997 re-issue)$3,990,314-30%1,929-128$2,069$19,492,2553Buena Vista
9Bean$2,955,340-31%1,833-158$1,612$32,837,9397Gramercy
10Starship Troopers$2,753,863-41%2,397-425$1,149$51,002,2294Sony / TriStar