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, Feb. 13 - Sun, Feb. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$39,852,510--3,591--$11,098$39,852,5101Sony / Columbia
2Barbershop 2: Back in Business$14,467,150-40%2,7110$5,336$42,941,5252MGM
3Miracle$14,031,813-28%2,755150$5,093$37,074,1492Disney
4You Got Served$6,023,188-20%1,832-111$3,288$33,004,5453Sony / Screen Gems
5Along Came Polly$5,454,855-20%2,543-415$2,145$82,016,0235Universal
6The Butterfly Effect$5,254,166-19%2,288-231$2,296$48,483,8124New Line
7Catch That Kid$4,465,567-23%2,8481$1,568$10,965,3572Fox
8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$4,186,974-2%1,663-215$2,518$356,469,0539New Line
9Cold Mountain$3,937,55921%1,740-177$2,263$87,780,1558Miramax
10Monster$3,808,6008%1,093201$3,485$20,339,4358Newmarket