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. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House on Haunted Hill (1999)$15,947,229--2,710--$5,885$15,947,2291Warner Bros.
2The Best Man$6,281,690-30%1,3482$4,660$8,904,9892Universal
3Double Jeopardy$5,405,037-29%2,986-16$1,810$97,997,0696Paramount
4American Beauty$3,779,747-27%1,52869$2,474$53,955,1187DreamWorks
5Music of the Heart$3,653,281--1,349--$2,708$3,653,2811Miramax
6Bringing Out the Dead$3,384,042-45%1,94711$1,738$5,241,9682Paramount
7Fight Club$3,296,137-48%1,943-23$1,696$27,671,8633Fox
8The Sixth Sense$3,200,961-21%2,051-140$1,561$258,855,77713Disney
9The Story of Us$2,968,895-45%2,1759$1,365$22,217,1313Universal
10Three Kings$2,522,288-41%1,851-560$1,363$33,626,7125Warner Bros.