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 Sat, Mar. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$12,325,2490%3,372--$3,655$24,700,2521Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$10,304,44536%3,413--$3,019$17,899,1731Disney
3300$4,648,62739%3,004-276$1,547$176,489,6454Warner Bros.
4TMNT$3,988,56658%3,12010$1,278$35,786,1202Warner Bros.
5Wild Hogs$3,977,48157%3,200-201$1,243$133,486,0685Disney
6Shooter$3,400,17236%2,8060$1,212$25,109,9902Paramount
7Premonition$2,263,75035%2,474-357$915$38,185,7753Sony / Columbia
8The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$1,709,38929%2,46518$693$14,921,2812Fox Atomic
9The Last Mimzy$1,597,54351%3,0170$530$14,855,5422New Line
10Reign Over Me$1,589,57531%1,6710$951$12,435,4412Sony / Columbia