'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 21 - Sun, Feb. 23

Wide (1000+)

1The LEGO Movie$32,500,000-35%3,890115$8,355$184,210,0963Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$11,800,000--2,872--$4,109$11,800,0001Relativity Media
3Pompeii$9,600,000--2,658--$3,612$9,600,0001Sony / TriStar
4RoboCop (2014)$9,400,000-57%3,3720$2,788$43,600,1062Sony / Columbia
5The Monuments Men$7,900,000-49%3,064-19$2,578$57,844,6843Sony / Columbia
6About Last Night$7,700,000-70%2,2530$3,418$38,446,2902Sony / Screen Gems
7Frozen (2013)$4,650,000-25%1,891-210$2,459$384,354,33514Disney
8Ride Along$4,600,000-47%2,186-331$2,104$123,105,8006Universal
9Endless Love (2014)$4,400,000-67%2,8960$1,519$20,241,2552Universal
10Winter's Tale$2,150,000-71%2,9650$725$11,243,9012Warner Bros.
11Lone Survivor$2,100,000-49%1,516-497$1,385$121,830,9069Universal

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