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. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eight Below$4,780,695-28%3,066--$1,559$24,969,3641Disney
2The Pink Panther (2006)$4,156,461-25%3,4770$1,195$46,548,7042Sony / Columbia
3Curious George$3,600,443-14%2,5726$1,400$33,524,1422Universal
4Date Movie$2,736,702-47%2,896--$945$21,813,0691Fox
5Final Destination 3$1,480,641-53%2,8800$514$37,257,6342New Line
6Firewall$1,449,046-46%2,8400$510$28,700,6732Warner Bros.
7Nanny McPhee$1,340,0972%2,001-147$670$39,248,9894Universal
8Big Momma's House 2$971,883-35%2,039-694$477$62,460,4594Fox
9Freedomland$873,406-47%2,361--$370$6,707,6981Sony / Columbia
10When a Stranger Calls (2006)$814,264-44%2,629-375$310$42,101,4463Sony / Screen Gems