Grosses

'Tomorrowland' Benefits from Saturday Boost with $11.84M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Hold Well; 'Poltergeist' Slips to Fifth PlaceMay 24, 2015 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports Tomorrowland posted a solid 22 percent increase from opening day to $11.84 million on Saturday. They estimate this will give the film the weekend edge for first place with $32.159 million for the three-day frame, and $40.707 million over the four-day weekend. IMAX receipts will account for an estimated $5 million of the four-day opening, while Disney reports a near-even split in audience genders. 61 percent of the audience were adults, while 30 percent were families, and 9 percent were teenagers.

Universal reports that Pitch Perfect 2 increased 14 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $11.1 million on Saturday. The studio estimates the smash hit sequel will tally $30.3 million for a second place finish over the three-day frame, giving it $117.8 million in the bank through the end of Sunday. The studio also projects a $37.9 million four-day extended weekend. 

George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road jumped 33 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $9.01 million yesterday. From there, Warner Bros. estimates a three-day haul of $23.885 million, which would give it $87.315 million in total through the end of Sunday. The studio did not provide a four-day weekend estimate at the time of this story's publishing, but BoxOffice projects that figure will land around $29.7 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron moved up to fourth place as it added another $8.31 million on Saturday. Disney estimates the Marvel sequel will tally $20.895 million for the three-day weekend, giving it $404.065 million in the domestic bank through Sunday's end. The studio projects $26.789 million for the four-day frame.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake slid 21 percent from opening day to $7.375 million as it capped off the top five on Saturday. The studios' official estimate for the three-day weekend is $23.0 million, although they did not provide a four-day projection at the time of publishing. BoxOffice's four-day projection is $28.2 million.

Meanwhile, Far From the Madding Crowd jumped 45 percent from Friday's gross to $0.883 million from 865 locations on Saturday. Fox's three-day estimate is $2.28 million.

Check back tomorrow for updated three-day and four-day estimates from the studios.

Studio Weekend Estimates

1. Tomorrowland ($32.16 million 3-day / $40.71 million 4-day)
2. Pitch Perfect 2 ($30.3 million / $37.9 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($23.9 million / $29.7 million*)
4. Poltergeist ($23.0 million / $28.2 million*)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.9 million / $26.8 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.48 million / $4.2 million*)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.28 million / $3.0 million*)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.755 million / $2.225 million)
10. Home ($1.68 million / $2.25 million*)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.45 million / $1.86 million*)

* = denotes BoxOffice's projection

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$12,518,716-41%3,15785$3,965$109,336,5733Universal
2Rush Hour 2$11,582,818-39%3,001-79$3,860$182,220,0514New Line
3Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back$11,018,543--2,765--$3,985$11,018,5431Miramax / Dimension
4The Others$8,565,868-21%2,436283$3,516$43,655,4533Miramax
5Rat Race$8,110,038-30%2,5511$3,179$22,803,7102Paramount
6Summer Catch$7,018,593--2,335--$3,006$7,018,5931Warner Bros.
7The Princess Diaries$6,602,516-31%2,74923$2,402$79,831,9624Disney
8Captain Corelli's Mandolin$4,006,304-44%1,61217$2,485$14,092,5382Universal
9John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars$3,804,452--2,048--$1,858$3,804,4521Sony / Screen Gems
10Planet of the Apes (2001)$3,586,225-50%1,931-1129$1,857$166,473,5725Fox