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, Jun. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$11,424,2840%3,604--$3,170$22,830,5541Universal
2Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$7,965,50627%3,9634$2,010$91,683,2262Fox
31408$7,372,870-4%2,678--$2,753$15,020,3471MGM / Weinstein
4Ocean's Thirteen$4,677,17633%3,450-115$1,356$87,870,3273Warner Bros.
5Knocked Up$4,343,52226%2,97568$1,460$106,140,8794Universal
6Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$2,940,01642%2,802-527$1,049$284,813,7615Disney
7Surf's Up$2,588,89623%3,309-222$782$45,305,8953Sony / Columbia
8Shrek the Third$2,307,35632%2,822-683$818$306,215,6796Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$1,671,3999%2,6120$640$14,894,4192Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$1,641,98536%1,355--$1,212$2,849,9621Paramount Vantage