'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. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$21,904,903--1,483--$14,771$21,904,9031Lionsgate
2Hitch$20,420,989-35%3,571-4$5,719$121,430,1723Sony / Columbia
3Constantine$12,046,781-60%3,0060$4,008$50,977,7862Warner Bros.
4Cursed$9,633,085--2,805--$3,434$9,633,0851Miramax / Dimension
5Man of the House (2005)$8,917,003--2,422--$3,682$8,917,0031Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$7,344,478-10%2,12520$3,456$64,860,55711Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$6,824,056-48%3,1880$2,141$22,275,3832Fox
8Are We There Yet?$4,110,328-35%2,242-277$1,833$76,477,1106Sony / Columbia
9Son of the Mask$3,822,241-58%2,9660$1,289$14,021,9692New Line
10The Aviator (2004)$3,739,037-24%1,579-131$2,368$93,674,14110Miramax