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, Oct. 2 - Sun, Oct. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Antz$17,195,647--2,449--$7,021$17,195,6471DreamWorks
2What Dreams May Come$15,833,592--2,526--$6,268$15,833,5921PolyGram
3Rush Hour$14,492,122-32%2,70158$5,365$68,696,8543New Line
4A Night at the Roxbury$9,604,791--1,865--$5,150$9,604,7911Paramount
5Ronin$7,202,968-43%2,4870$2,896$19,900,6092MGM
6Urban Legend$6,707,512-36%2,2570$2,972$17,222,9562Sony / TriStar
7There's Something About Mary$3,396,357-23%2,174-297$1,562$98,289,34312Fox
8One True Thing$2,666,675-40%1,63610$1,630$13,712,1103Universal
9Saving Private Ryan$1,674,817-33%1,510-693$1,109$184,354,15711DreamWorks
10Blade$1,054,786-48%1,388-844$760$41,748,3967New Line