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, Dec. 2 - Sun, Dec. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause$11,390,638-44%2,33364$4,882$68,287,6354Disney
2Star Trek: Generations$5,836,333-56%2,6810$2,177$42,143,0513Paramount
3Junior$5,150,805-47%1,7490$2,945$14,953,9503Universal
4Interview with the Vampire$5,119,150-57%2,086-518$2,454$70,709,1994Warner Bros.
5A Low Down Dirty Shame$4,766,286-40%1,3790$3,456$12,736,8602Disney
6The Lion King$3,110,403-50%1,55848$1,996$150,408,88424Disney
7Trapped in Paradise$2,744,653--1,286--$2,134$2,744,6531Fox
8The Professional$2,305,878-39%1,2200$1,890$11,378,2763Sony / Columbia
9Stargate$2,265,067-53%1,904-129$1,190$48,582,5136MGM/UA
10Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,016,070-47%1,21928$1,654$8,569,4443Fox