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, Dec. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$28,884,741--2,774--$10,413$28,884,7411Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$15,890,064-53%3,04432$5,220$64,457,4682Paramount
3The Family Man$15,104,055--2,388--$6,325$15,104,0551Universal
4How the Grinch Stole Christmas$14,728,4607%3,164-92$4,655$235,123,9486Universal
5Miss Congeniality$13,853,686--2,668--$5,193$13,853,6861Warner Bros.
6Dracula 2000$8,636,567--2,204--$3,919$8,636,5671Miramax / Dimension
7The Emperor's New Groove$7,698,635-22%2,88786$2,667$17,510,9372Disney
8Vertical Limit$5,661,275-38%2,40598$2,354$38,389,4803Sony / Columbia
9Dude, Where's My Car?$5,645,536-59%2,10013$2,688$19,491,4502Fox
10Proof of Life$2,428,859-55%2,062-643$1,178$23,744,4903Warner Bros.