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. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$22,763,131--2,509--$9,073$22,763,1311Paramount
2The Ring$18,488,70123%2,634653$7,019$39,392,9522DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$11,503,511--2,787--$4,128$11,503,5111Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$6,524,468-32%3,182-100$2,050$107,300,7765Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$6,209,500-13%1,967-47$3,157$164,286,60828IFC Films
6Red Dragon$4,661,167-47%2,886-421$1,615$84,915,5614Universal
7The Transporter$2,812,569-45%1,884-726$1,493$21,471,7483Fox
8Brown Sugar$2,784,084-47%1,146-232$2,429$22,346,4593Fox Searchlight
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$2,754,102-29%1,62544$1,695$19,547,4544Artisan
10The Tuxedo$2,602,819-37%1,707-717$1,525$46,546,2375DreamWorks