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. 7 - Sun, May. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$51,747,434--3,575--$14,475$51,747,4341Universal
2Mean Girls$13,675,914-44%2,972133$4,602$42,074,6702Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$8,236,490-45%2,846-140$2,894$56,353,7223Fox
4New York Minute$5,960,751--3,006--$1,983$5,960,7511Warner Bros.
513 Going on 30$5,816,464-41%3,158-295$1,842$42,876,8953Sony / Columbia
6Laws of Attraction$3,678,133-45%2,4490$1,502$12,097,0682New Line
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$3,022,006-48%1,952-722$1,548$57,805,4194Miramax
8Godsend$2,793,785-59%2,3230$1,203$11,370,4592Lionsgate
9Envy$2,507,154-59%2,4450$1,025$9,971,0422DreamWorks
10Home on the Range$1,253,239-46%1,356-654$924$47,257,3516Disney