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, Sep. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,083,478-28%3,473121$888$86,936,4603Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,504,324-23%2,750-413$911$504,810,3977Warner Bros.
3Traitor$2,137,406-22%2,054--$1,041$11,508,1591Overture
4Babylon A.D.$2,056,974-32%3,390--$607$11,541,8381Fox
5The House Bunny$1,860,776-32%2,7140$686$26,678,0132Sony / Columbia
6Death Race$1,585,299-30%2,5375$625$24,738,9132Universal
7Mamma Mia!$1,210,350-17%1,968-358$615$132,511,2037Universal
8Disaster Movie$1,108,323-32%2,642--$420$6,946,7571Lionsgate
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,053,24413%2,444-1008$431$30,672,5843Warner Bros.
10Pineapple Express$913,929-31%2,047-573$446$80,830,1324Sony / Columbia