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 Sun, Nov. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$8,035,713-39%3,683--$2,182$30,050,8261Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$3,452,564-39%3,4810$992$57,011,7182Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$2,773,733-48%2,443--$1,135$12,705,3991Overture
4The Fourth Kind$2,463,602-48%2,527--$975$12,231,4071Universal
5Paranormal Activity$1,730,511-53%2,558154$677$97,105,9054Paramount
6The Box$1,540,226-52%2,635--$585$7,570,8931Warner Bros.
7Law Abiding Citizen$1,420,017-47%2,474-290$574$60,700,5704Overture
8Couples Retreat$1,215,633-58%2,857-169$425$95,682,2415Universal
9Where the Wild Things Are$1,122,051-40%2,756-889$407$69,224,1244Warner Bros.
10Astro Boy$845,869-31%1,918-1102$441$15,112,4843Summit