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, Nov. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels$40,129,262--3,037--$13,213$40,129,2621Sony / Columbia
2Meet the Parents$12,639,290-16%2,67225$4,730$116,467,0135Universal
3The Legend of Bagger Vance$11,516,473--2,061--$5,588$11,516,4731DreamWorks
4Remember the Titans$6,961,283-13%2,737-66$2,543$96,743,5106Disney
5Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2$5,011,801-62%3,3203$1,510$18,235,6882Artisan
6Bedazzled (2000)$4,655,978-41%2,502-69$1,861$25,591,9303Fox
7Pay It Forward$4,278,516-37%2,1300$2,009$20,713,6013Warner Bros.
8The Little Vampire$3,505,436-39%2,0090$1,745$9,225,0632New Line
9Lucky Numbers$2,051,958-55%2,52831$812$6,588,5832Paramount
10The Legend of Drunken Master$1,571,681-35%1,183-162$1,329$7,846,3453Miramax / Dimension