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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 7 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 7 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie$15,037,119--2,912--$5,164$15,037,1191Miramax / Dimension
2The Perfect Storm$8,123,00759%3,4070$2,384$81,201,9712Warner Bros.
3The Patriot$4,363,70263%3,0610$1,426$54,402,3622Sony / Columbia
4Disney's The Kid$3,919,268--2,167--$1,809$3,919,2681Disney
5Me, Myself & Irene$2,511,20837%2,996-91$838$61,525,8003Fox
6Big Momma's House$1,291,91570%1,926-466$671$100,863,6586Fox
7The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$1,166,44626%2,48222$470$13,306,6182Universal
8Gone in 60 Seconds$1,116,22650%1,871-780$597$84,054,3165Disney
9Mission: Impossible II$988,11595%2,057-610$480$201,713,9887Paramount
10Gladiator (2000)$539,05852%1,210-201$446$172,477,95910DreamWorks