'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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Apr 06Mon096$24,283,090122%$25,120,548Furious 7
Apr 03Fri093$94,904,393110%$96,823,306Furious 7
Apr 02Thu092$12,439,92973%$13,386,964Home (2015)
Apr 07Tue097$23,646,22170%$24,526,797Furious 7
Apr 08Wed098$17,304,23662%$18,059,605Furious 7
Apr 01Wed091$10,657,61541%$11,594,469Home (2015)
Apr 05Sun095$49,646,13537%$51,041,731Furious 7
Apr 09Thu099$15,862,31028%$16,629,212Furious 7
Apr 04Sat094$72,119,33123%$74,149,345Furious 7
Apr 20Mon110$7,308,684-3%$8,036,430Furious 7
Apr 22Wed112$6,648,269-3%$7,382,947Furious 7
Apr 23Thu113$6,486,047-5%$7,175,015Furious 7
Apr 19Sun109$28,403,279-7%$30,396,231Furious 7
Apr 18Sat108$46,339,477-12%$49,601,043Furious 7
Apr 21Tue111$8,648,159-12%$9,511,007Furious 7
Apr 17Fri107$33,892,068-16%$36,195,483Furious 7
Apr 11Sat101$52,690,970-27%$54,957,246Furious 7
Apr 12Sun102$30,393,740-39%$31,655,288Furious 7
Apr 16Thu106$6,800,645-57%$7,240,006Furious 7
Apr 10Fri100$40,334,207-58%$41,911,395Furious 7
Apr 14Tue104$9,881,674-58%$10,410,112Furious 7
Apr 15Wed105$6,880,670-60%$7,340,916Furious 7
Apr 13Mon103$7,554,807-69%$7,967,429Furious 7