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 Thu, Oct. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$2,318,968-3%3,017--$769$37,951,4471Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$828,855-2%2,820--$294$22,711,9531New Line
3Open Season (2006)$780,11817%3,8330$204$48,152,4712Sony / Columbia
4The Guardian (2006)$645,0195%3,2410$199$35,268,4362Disney
5Employee of the Month$565,0924%2,579--$219$14,311,0081Lionsgate
6jackass: number two$464,799-1%3,007-56$155$65,048,5793Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$234,58010%3,0073$78$15,067,2332MGM / Weinstein
8The Illusionist (2006)$172,0355%1,149-170$150$34,871,5878Yari Film Group
9Jet Li's Fearless$171,6045%1,617-193$106$22,569,7613Rogue
10Gridiron Gang$135,2198%2,228-805$61$37,199,7104Sony / Columbia