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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,030,8210%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,586,08615%Home (2015)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,835,88650%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,034,266-41%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,400,691-9%Furious 7