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, Jun. 24 - Sun, Jun. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$27,589,251-43%3,8580$7,151$122,514,6922Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$20,132,107--3,174--$6,343$20,132,1071Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$16,824,794-35%3,265-186$5,153$125,511,5403Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$12,708,441--3,521--$3,609$17,744,4851Disney
5George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$10,221,725--2,249--$4,545$10,221,7251Universal
6Madagascar$7,435,682-31%2,948-585$2,522$160,192,6355DreamWorks
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$6,113,791-39%2,371-552$2,579$358,466,8176Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$5,525,818-33%2,516-796$2,196$141,945,6585Paramount
9The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$3,496,044-48%2,352-303$1,486$30,545,4633Miramax / Dimension
10Cinderella Man$3,446,238-38%1,677-933$2,055$49,767,1464Universal