In something of a surprise, “The Age of Adaline” made history on Friday. Lionsgate's romantic fantasy pulled in $4.9 million on its opening day to take the no. 1 slot at the box office. That means “Furious 7's” three week reign of ruling the nation's theaters has come to an end. Well, to an end for at least one day.
“Age of Adaline” is looking to take in $13-14 million over the weekend. That will be an OK start for a drama with a reported $25 million budget. The film's long term prospects may be buoyed, however, by the fact it earned an A- Cinemascore from moviegoers. Critical notices? Those won't help.
“Furious 7,” which dropped to no. 2 with $4.8 million and $307 million so far, is expected to regain the top spot by Sunday and win the weekend. The Universal Pictures blockbuster has now earned $1.22 billion worldwide which places it at no. 6 all-time among global releases behind “Frozen's” $1.27 billion and ahead of “Iron Man 3's” $1.21 billion. The next chapter in the franchise, “Furious 8,” was just announced for April 14, 2017.
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” came in at no. 3 with another $3.7 million and $32.1 million overall in just 8 days.
“Unfriended” dropped to no. 4 with another $2 million and $20.9 million since opening last Friday
DreamWorks Animation's “Home” snuck into fifth with $1.8 million and $147.3 million domestic to date. The worldwide tally for the family flick now stands at $274.6 million.
Look for complete weekend estimates Sunday on HitFix.