Grosses

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Continues to Lead on Thursday with $2.21M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Places in Second with $2.03M; 'Tomorrowland' Takes Third with $1.83MMay 29, 2015 12:57 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road took in $2.21 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40.5 percent from last Thursday. Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third for the week with $38.86 million. That represented a 39 percent decline from the film's opening weekend performance and brings the film's two-week total to $102.29 million. Mad Max: Fury Road will obviously fall out of first place today with the debut of fellow Warner Bros. release San Andreas.

Pitch Perfect 2 held steady in second place with $2.03 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down percent 48 from last Thursday. Pitch Perfect 2 placed in second for the week with $45.12 million. The film was down a significant, but reasonable, 48 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a stronger than expected $132.699 million through two weeks of release.

Disney's Tomorrowland continued to claim third place with $1.83 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson was down a concerning 7 percent from Wednesday. Tomorrowland led the weekly box office with a seven-day start of $49.39 million. While that was on the lower end of expectations, it also represented an underwhelming start with the film's large price tag in mind. Tomorrowland is running 4 percent behind the $51.35 million seven-day start of 2011's Super 8.

Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in fourth place with $1.40 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 40 percent from last Thursday. Avengers: Age of Ultron finished in fourth for the week with $32.98 million. The film was down a very solid 34 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a massive $416.15 million through four weeks.

Poltergeist rounded out its first week of release with a fifth place take of $1.11 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM fell a sharp 11 percent from Wednesday. Poltergeist placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $30.47 million. That was in line with the film's wide ranging expectations and was 5 percent below the $32.04 million seven-day launch of 2013's Evil Dead.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Back to the Future$7,252,751-10%1,517-13$4,781$108,239,8657Universal
2Volunteers$5,184,360--1,560--$3,323$5,184,3601TriStar
3Return of the Living Dead$4,403,169--1,506--$2,924$4,403,1691Orion
4Summer Rental$3,708,812-36%1,59511$2,325$9,463,0712Paramount
5European Vacation$2,731,969-37%1,350-197$2,024$26,735,4594Warner Bros.
6Fright Night (1985)$2,438,836-43%1,110-435$2,197$12,814,3703Columbia
7Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird$1,294,692-30%1,006-96$1,287$5,550,6653Warner Bros.