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 Tue, Jan. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$1,731,7128%2,9112895$595$24,158,6641Warner Bros.
2Juno$1,002,949-1%2,448523$410$72,878,2843Fox Searchlight
3First Sunday$741,720-21%2,213--$335$19,394,3651Sony / Screen Gems
4National Treasure: Book of Secrets$700,653-2%3,377-385$207$188,532,3364Disney
5I Am Legend$574,500-2%3,353-295$171$241,444,8645Warner Bros.
6P.S. I Love You$427,50212%2,323-148$184$47,642,1764Warner Bros.
7Charlie Wilson's War$385,5697%2,408-186$160$60,100,4854Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$351,967-2%1,32374$266$44,767,1814Paramount / DreamWorks
9Alvin and the Chipmunks$344,125-10%3,384-78$102$188,666,4985Fox
10One Missed Call$268,504-7%2,2400$120$21,050,4972Warner Bros.