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 Wed, Feb. 25 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 25 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$1,468,553-26%2,032--$723$46,937,9421Lionsgate
2Slumdog Millionaire$1,051,630-18%2,244610$469$101,890,76715Fox Searchlight
3Taken$664,221-13%3,102-7$214$97,193,6664Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$602,109-11%3,050-125$197$71,970,7943Warner Bros. / New Line
5Coraline$473,653-10%2,155-165$220$55,328,4033Focus
6Friday the 13th (2009)$428,010-15%3,1050$138$56,581,8322Warner Bros. / New Line
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$422,795-16%2,5070$169$28,711,3412Disney
8The International$338,508-17%2,3640$143$18,127,8112Sony / Columbia
9Paul Blart: Mall Cop$298,232-13%2,835-130$105$122,177,1246Sony / Columbia
10Gran Torino$277,657-3%2,030-273$137$135,318,4297Warner Bros.