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 Wed, Jan. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$1,245,901-13%2,195--$568$23,989,0761Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$832,854-5%3,514-339$237$250,358,4885Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$676,032-6%3,182126$212$83,186,3243Sony / Columbia
4King Kong (2005)$660,472-10%3,482-145$190$194,821,3194Universal
5Munich$624,172-4%1,485953$420$27,286,4363Universal
6Memoirs of a Geisha$594,515-3%1,58942$374$41,603,8403Sony / Columbia
7Rumor Has It$440,3490%2,766-49$159$36,477,9873Warner Bros.
8The Family Stone$351,450-2%2,085-379$169$54,204,9004Fox
9Casanova$326,808-1%1,004967$326$5,947,9573Disney
10Cheaper by the Dozen 2$313,194-9%3,108-103$101$67,540,9593Fox