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. 24 - Sun, Nov. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How the Grinch Stole Christmas$52,118,591-5%3,1347$16,630$137,097,0602Universal
2Unbreakable$30,331,990--2,708--$11,201$46,045,8521Disney
3102 Dalmatians$19,884,707--2,704--$7,354$26,238,0651Disney
4Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$17,405,678-23%2,9373$5,926$42,454,1722Paramount
5Charlie's Angels$10,205,486-24%2,838-199$3,596$108,657,3984Sony / Columbia
6Bounce$7,762,647-32%2,01496$3,854$19,186,3632Miramax
7The 6th Day$7,509,451-42%2,5160$2,985$25,019,8282Sony / Columbia
8Men of Honor$6,848,283-13%2,1268$3,221$28,094,1673Fox
9Meet the Parents$6,488,5612%2,159-253$3,005$148,351,7558Universal
10Little Nicky$4,680,198-40%2,776-134$1,686$28,497,2093New Line