'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 Fri, Apr. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$26,061,023882%3,777--$6,900$28,716,0281Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$12,154,448--2,155--$5,640$12,154,4481Lionsgate
3How to Train Your Dragon$11,028,592110%4,0605$2,716$74,154,4642Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Last Song$7,176,91968%2,673--$2,685$16,564,5341Disney
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$3,010,17646%2,980-404$1,010$304,535,8695Disney
6Hot Tub Time Machine$2,897,295104%2,77117$1,046$22,739,6132MGM
7Diary of a Wimpy Kid$2,362,92490%2,842-241$831$43,072,2053Fox
8The Bounty Hunter$2,349,955105%3,11844$754$45,107,3483Sony / Columbia
9She's Out of My League$558,40635%1,390-1042$402$27,754,4284Paramount
10Shutter Island$532,92960%1,356-767$393$122,485,4637Paramount