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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$85,557,638--3,741--$22,870$85,557,6381Fox
2The Lizzie McGuire Movie$17,338,981--2,825--$6,138$17,338,9811Disney
3Identity$9,423,451-42%2,7330$3,448$30,185,2612Sony / Columbia
4Anger Management$8,406,805-44%3,471-185$2,422$115,284,5264Sony / Columbia
5Holes$6,914,992-45%2,40253$2,879$45,364,5873Disney
6Malibu's Most Wanted$4,022,333-45%2,340-163$1,719$28,951,7063Warner Bros.
7Confidence$2,530,868-45%1,8710$1,353$8,499,0942Lionsgate
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$1,644,776-41%1,2070$1,363$5,225,5742MGM
9Bulletproof Monk$1,474,061-67%1,894-1061$778$21,580,6293MGM
10Phone Booth$1,465,046-51%1,196-917$1,225$42,534,7415Fox