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. 6 - Sun, Aug. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$23,758,855--2,340--$10,153$23,758,8551Warner Bros.
2Rising Sun$9,062,616-40%1,675165$5,411$24,258,5572Fox
3In the Line of Fire$5,809,774-27%1,925-204$3,018$77,350,9265Columbia
4Free Willy$5,440,156-23%1,847-90$2,945$29,013,9814Warner Bros.
5Jurassic Park$5,117,402-26%1,906-235$2,685$292,170,0439Universal
6The Firm$4,700,045-34%1,812-293$2,594$52,995,6956Paramount
7Robin Hood: Men in Tights$4,464,507-35%1,402139$3,184$11,306,3372Fox
8Sleepless in Seattle$3,652,362-25%1,408-50$2,594$49,071,6077TriStar
9The Meteor Man$2,643,091--1,060--$2,493$2,643,0911MGM
10Poetic Justice$2,102,095-58%1,170-115$1,797$18,851,7763Columbia