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, Mar. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Outbreak$10,808,607-19%2,23015$4,847$24,228,9942Warner Bros.
2Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh$6,046,825--1,605--$3,767$6,046,8251Gramercy
3Man of the House (1995)$5,780,974-15%2,0595$2,808$22,046,7803Disney
4Bye Bye, Love$4,523,048--1,378--$3,282$4,523,0481Fox
5The Brady Bunch Movie$2,283,702-32%1,905-36$1,199$21,965,0665Paramount
6Pulp Fiction$2,009,183-6%1,13572$1,770$66,211,76223Miramax
7Just Cause$1,744,297-43%1,601-447$1,090$27,020,5165Warner Bros.
8Forrest Gump$1,605,419-11%1,11916$1,435$199,772,24937Paramount
9Roommates$1,490,364-42%1,201-71$1,241$8,113,8263Disney
10Hideaway (1995)$1,241,814-50%1,702-198$730$8,963,1243Sony / TriStar