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 Mon, Feb. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Return to Never Land$3,733,071-13%2,605--$1,433$15,621,6621Disney
2John Q.$3,336,381-44%2,466--$1,353$23,612,7471New Line
3Big Fat Liar$2,711,887-11%2,5343$1,070$24,920,3892Universal
4Crossroads (2002)$2,487,187-38%2,380--$1,045$17,015,0331Paramount
5Snow Dogs$1,567,348-13%2,286-168$686$68,115,3785Disney
6A Beautiful Mind$1,330,630-48%2,081-139$639$125,697,1897Universal
7Collateral Damage$1,202,757-55%2,8240$426$29,085,4082Warner Bros.
8Hart's War$1,135,452-50%2,459--$462$8,909,6371MGM
9Black Hawk Down$1,032,110-48%2,150-814$480$96,467,7845Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,008,430-39%1,507-199$669$278,642,4689New Line