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, Dec. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$2,877,830-59%2,852--$1,009$29,419,0451Sony / Columbia
2Eragon$1,792,710-69%3,020--$594$25,032,3721Fox
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,396,486-58%3,566--$392$12,854,7811Paramount
4The Holiday$1,105,926-50%2,6144$423$26,230,8082Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet$926,235-64%3,335-315$278$150,178,2305Warner Bros.
6Apocalypto$913,405-65%2,4650$371$29,121,1612Disney
7Blood Diamond$798,968-58%1,9100$418$19,435,4262Warner Bros.
8Casino Royale (2006)$690,211-55%2,437-724$283$138,192,4655Sony / Columbia
9The Nativity Story$676,682-61%2,574-509$263$23,697,7333New Line
10Deja Vu (2006)$335,681-58%1,985-757$169$58,087,5634Disney