'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, Jul. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$23,662,240-19%3,997--$5,920$143,074,9601Universal
2The Lone Ranger$7,904,440-26%3,904--$2,025$48,715,0101Disney
3The Heat$6,873,984-26%3,1843$2,159$86,259,1952Fox
4Monsters University$5,352,100-25%3,739-265$1,431$216,253,9793Disney
5World War Z$5,231,828-23%3,316-291$1,578$158,989,6383Paramount
6White House Down$3,715,710-28%3,2220$1,153$50,485,2492Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,248,714-24%2,905-1226$1,118$271,188,4504Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$1,759,698-15%2,104-606$836$85,674,3204Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$788,021-28%1,606-958$491$110,498,6036Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,625,479-28%876--$2,997$17,391,1671Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$358,095-30%565-470$634$223,065,0118Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$256,055-42%617-933$415$235,488,6757Universal
5The Internship$123,742-29%379-629$326$42,762,5385Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$123,045-33%170-52$724$3,054,1465Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$109,465-25%270-61$405$58,886,9826Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$105,369-19%33861$312$111,254,2437Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$103,333-48%294-246$351$406,410,98710Disney
10The Bling Ring$98,378-14%159-471$619$5,119,5834A24
11The Croods$92,263-32%269-38$343$185,125,18916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$81,925-25%185-70$443$142,907,9049Warner Bros.
13The Purge$70,400-47%256-866$275$63,552,9655Universal
14The East$45,180-35%102-83$443$1,965,3056Fox Searchlight
15Mud$44,295-32%111-57$399$20,861,65311Roadside Attractions
16Pain and Gain$36,301-17%170144$214$49,519,36711Paramount
1742 (2013)$30,764-36%182-70$169$94,811,13313Warner Bros.
18Olympus Has Fallen$17,867-24%110-55$162$98,895,41716FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$156,818-29%19--$8,254$552,7881Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$72,488-29%7051$1,036$438,9483Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$27,095-29%513$531$1,084,1796CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$10,876-21%274$403$1,440,3039Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$9,956-24%63-55$158$122,476,27815Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$6,970-30%24-10$290$1,406,29211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$5,053-27%43-79$118$31,868,31413Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$4,277-24%15-3$285$2,422,57516Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$4,239-21%30-59$141$203,0442UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$3,170-22%15-44$211$109,4742Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$2,696-20%62-39$43$56,885,48521Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,057-36%4-15$264$34,9562Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$537-33%2-4$269$501,62510eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$1475%20$74$120,4805High Top Releasing
15Not Today$146-5%2-3$73$312,94113Freestyle Releasing