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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$15,350,213-22%3,665-160$4,188$178,345,9275Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$12,201,710--3,280--$3,720$12,201,7101CBS Films
3Date Night$10,461,223-37%3,294-86$3,176$63,332,8193Fox
4The Losers$9,406,348--2,936--$3,204$9,406,3481Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$9,342,398-53%3,0650$3,048$34,708,2222Lionsgate
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$8,924,180-42%3,271-482$2,728$145,563,5574Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$8,022,762-51%2,4590$3,263$28,471,9392Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$6,058,958--1,206--$5,024$8,525,4881Disneynature
9The Last Song$3,760,816-37%2,79427$1,346$55,459,4874Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,264,097-38%1,385-639$1,635$327,537,0238Disney