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 Sun, Jan. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$3,823,778-52%3,1010$1,233$58,893,4332Sony / Columbia
2Snow Dogs$3,805,540-41%2,440138$1,560$38,811,7802Disney
3The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$2,764,750-44%2,007--$1,378$11,376,2491Disney
4A Beautiful Mind$2,606,120-53%2,23712$1,165$92,889,0564Universal
5A Walk to Remember$2,604,787-48%2,411--$1,080$12,177,1831Warner Bros.
6The Mothman Prophecies$2,512,983-48%2,331--$1,078$11,211,5131Sony / Screen Gems
7I Am Sam$2,120,455-41%1,268--$1,672$8,316,6995New Line
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$2,041,527-46%2,703-563$755$258,449,4486New Line
9Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,795,359-41%2,478--$725$7,017,9011Fox
10Orange County$917,435-54%2,3170$396$34,794,4883Paramount