'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, Aug. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$18,168,401-18%4,007--$4,534$40,327,4551Paramount
2Julie & Julia$7,536,58116%2,354--$3,202$14,029,1121Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$3,475,24535%3,455-938$1,006$270,978,1274Warner Bros.
5Funny People$2,932,01213%3,0081$975$38,086,8002Universal
6The Ugly Truth$2,550,02014%2,97593$857$66,870,6493Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$2,191,7195%2,159--$1,015$4,285,7641Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$1,513,40614%3,1082$487$15,134,4502Fox
9The Hangover$1,405,41937%1,690-381$832$261,048,48110Warner Bros.
10Orphan$1,401,71217%2,270-480$617$33,693,7593Warner Bros.