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, Jun. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$4,010,902-54%3,8580$1,040$126,525,5942Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$2,773,688-48%3,174--$874$22,905,7951Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$2,276,637-53%3,265-186$697$127,788,1773Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$2,060,480-44%3,521--$585$19,804,9651Disney
5Madagascar$1,237,471-46%2,948-585$420$161,430,1065DreamWorks
6George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$1,191,670-54%2,249--$530$11,413,3951Universal
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$829,125-57%2,371-552$350$359,295,9426Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$804,214-48%2,516-796$320$142,749,8725Paramount
9The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$591,900-49%2,352-303$252$31,138,8783Miramax / Dimension
10The Perfect Man$469,958-39%2,0903$225$11,378,3332Universal