'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 Tue, Jul. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$9,164,927-10%3,613--$2,537$95,991,5921New Line
2Stuart Little 2$1,633,5959%3,28227$498$37,862,3942Sony / Columbia
3Road to Perdition$1,331,4908%2,25091$592$68,217,9623DreamWorks
4Men in Black II$1,038,6253%3,542-99$293$175,425,0704Sony / Columbia
5The Country Bears$874,6296%2,553--$343$7,006,7551Disney
6K-19: The Widowmaker$806,7402%2,8302$285$26,560,6262Paramount
7Mr. Deeds$703,2809%2,309-514$305$117,513,4755Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$490,4773%2,005-624$245$37,373,2643Disney
9Lilo & Stitch$440,1956%1,780-347$247$135,076,7496Disney
10Minority Report$419,04213%1,365-307$307$124,208,7676Fox