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. 28 - Sun, Aug. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade$10,925,976-36%2,35129$4,647$27,999,8322New Line
2There's Something About Mary$8,374,8659%2,401215$3,488$75,765,1807Fox
3Saving Private Ryan$8,093,631-20%2,774103$2,918$155,295,2686DreamWorks
454$6,611,532--1,859--$3,556$6,611,5321Miramax
5Why Do Fools Fall in Love?$3,946,382--1,369--$2,883$3,946,3821Warner Bros.
6Ever After: A Cinderella Story$3,778,488-17%1,91046$1,978$30,573,7755Fox
7How Stella Got Her Groove Back$3,647,175-44%1,383-16$2,637$27,981,7113Fox
8Snake Eyes$3,574,667-29%2,243-399$1,594$33,570,0004Paramount
9The Parent Trap$2,934,255-24%2,041-128$1,438$31,761,0295Disney
10Dance with Me$2,882,637-36%1,4670$1,965$7,390,3002Sony / Columbia