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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198618 (May 02 - May 04) - 1986$17,798,037-18%$19,266,554-20%Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling
198318 (May 06 - May 08) - 1983$18,788,071-7%$21,885,9905%Flashdance
199218 (May 01 - May 03) - 1992$21,593,609-20%$30,480,4770%Basic Instinct
198518 (May 03 - May 05) - 1985$21,725,357-30%$24,121,128-32%Code of Silence
198718 (May 01 - May 03) - 1987$22,135,34424%$25,780,63534%The Secret of My Success
199418 (May 06 - May 08) - 1994$23,925,491-18%$31,072,542-12%With Honors
199118 (May 03 - May 05) - 1991$26,897,017-17%$30,451,105-14%Oscar
198818 (Apr 29 - May 01) - 1988$27,152,77023%$32,260,02525%Colors
199318 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 1993$29,025,00134%$35,477,33616%Indecent Proposal
198418 (May 04 - May 06) - 1984$30,820,95864%$35,537,14662%Breakin'
198918 (May 05 - May 07) - 1989$31,214,40115%$33,415,3454%Pet Sematary
199018 (May 04 - May 06) - 1990$32,275,3993%$35,273,5436%Pretty Woman
199618 (May 03 - May 05) - 1996$35,826,765-2%$43,158,62811%The Craft
199518 (May 05 - May 07) - 1995$36,641,01153%$39,000,28126%French Kiss
199818 (May 01 - May 03) - 1998$45,567,643-22%$53,175,993-14%He Got Game
199918 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 1999$48,866,9657%$60,891,46615%Entrapment
199718 (May 02 - May 04) - 1997$58,095,29662%$61,509,32643%Breakdown
200018 (May 05 - May 07) - 2000$73,974,89651%$87,749,88444%Gladiator (2000)
200518 (May 06 - May 08) - 2005$76,116,877-8%$87,085,323-16%Kingdom of Heaven
200418 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 2004$82,967,682-40%$103,926,987-32%Mean Girls
201018 (Apr 30 - May 02) - 2010$87,923,855-40%$101,408,000-36%A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
200618 (May 05 - May 07) - 2006$93,961,57823%$110,254,72127%Mission: Impossible III
200118 (May 04 - May 06) - 2001$97,217,52031%$109,428,28925%The Mummy Returns
200318 (May 02 - May 04) - 2003$138,784,581-7%$153,831,102-5%X2: X-Men United
201418 (May 02 - May 04) - 2014$141,515,375-32%$153,996,108-29%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
200918 (May 01 - May 03) - 2009$146,568,436-1%$158,331,1070%X-Men Origins: Wolverine
200818 (May 02 - May 04) - 2008$148,428,254-17%$158,920,615-16%Iron Man
200218 (May 03 - May 05) - 2002$148,620,71053%$162,317,63748%Spider-Man
201118 (May 06 - May 08) - 2011$152,646,35274%$166,717,82464%Thor
200718 (May 04 - May 06) - 2007$178,512,82990%$189,837,54172%Spider-Man 3
201318 (May 03 - May 05) - 2013$208,434,380-15%$217,224,369-16%Iron Man 3
201218 (May 04 - May 06) - 2012$246,662,93662%$258,225,90755%Marvel's The Avengers