'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, Jul. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$13,435,866-17%3,186--$4,217$46,523,3031Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$10,433,885-20%3,35990$3,106$133,007,7782Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$3,007,050-24%3,0020$1,002$42,531,4002Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,820,008-23%3,404-100$828$127,893,9073Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$2,616,349-23%2,236--$1,170$9,134,0291Universal
6Finding Nemo$1,979,507-24%2,480-163$798$303,794,5418Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,689,736-28%3,205-170$527$75,455,9543MGM
8How to Deal$1,344,411-24%2,319--$580$5,811,5921New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,081,031-26%2,261-941$478$89,235,1794Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$776,082-19%1,310-86$592$33,399,1284Fox Searchlight