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, Apr. 22 - Sun, Apr. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Interpreter$22,822,597--2,758--$8,275$22,822,5971Universal
2The Amityville Horror (2005)$13,708,400--3,3230$4,125$43,318,2852MGM
3Sahara (2005)$9,028,034--3,20046$2,821$48,948,9313Paramount
4A Lot Like Love$7,575,927--2,502--$3,028$7,575,9271Disney
5Kung Fu Hustle$6,749,572--2,5032496$2,697$7,268,7203Sony Pictures Classics
6Fever Pitch (2005)$5,510,149--2,875-400$1,917$31,511,8483Fox
7Sin City$3,726,675--2,343-659$1,591$67,271,5384Miramax / Dimension
8Guess Who$3,514,469--2,484-515$1,415$62,391,2915Sony / Columbia
9Robots$3,417,932--2,072-404$1,650$120,286,4977Fox
10King's Ransom$2,137,685--1,508--$1,418$2,137,6851New Line