'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200017 (Apr 28 - May 04)$62,605,159258%$104,743,000--U-571
201217 (Apr 27 - May 03)$116,310,082-33%$142,853,000-28%Think Like a Man
200217 (Apr 26 - May 02)$82,749,146406%$108,544,00025%The Scorpion King
201417 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,47624%$151,557,00026%The Other Woman (2014)
200517 (Apr 29 - May 05)$95,839,251-4%$112,734,000-10%The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
200617 (Apr 28 - May 04)$105,505,72610%$127,393,00013%RV
201317 (Apr 26 - May 02)$101,153,160-13%$120,502,000-16%Pain and Gain
200917 (Apr 24 - Apr 30)$124,933,66130%$143,101,00023%Obsessed
200417 (Apr 23 - Apr 29)$99,523,10614%$125,435,0009%Man on Fire (2004)
200317 (Apr 25 - May 01)$87,633,0496%$115,064,0006%Identity
201017 (Apr 23 - Apr 29)$109,653,627-12%$128,481,000-10%How to Train Your Dragon
201117 (Apr 29 - May 05)$174,115,46759%$199,680,00055%Fast Five
200117 (Apr 27 - May 03)$16,340,658-74%$87,109,000-17%Driven
200717 (Apr 27 - May 03)$70,999,593-33%$98,224,000-23%Disturbia
200817 (Apr 25 - May 01)$96,458,09136%$116,564,00019%Baby Mama