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, Aug. 18 - Sun, Aug. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snakes on a Plane$13,806,311--3,555--$3,884$15,206,7871New Line
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$13,756,089-38%3,741-66$3,677$114,339,8213Sony / Columbia
3World Trade Center$10,902,130-42%2,99841$3,636$45,107,1002Paramount
4Step Up$10,156,771-51%2,639172$3,849$39,738,3252Disney
5Accepted$10,022,922--2,914--$3,440$10,022,9221Universal
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$7,583,166-22%3,227-84$2,350$46,089,4523Paramount
7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$5,212,551-28%2,277-664$2,289$401,252,6137Disney
8Material Girls$4,602,302--1,509--$3,050$4,602,3021MGM
9Pulse (2006)$3,519,352-57%2,3230$1,515$14,696,9882Weinstein / Dimension
10The Descent$2,436,814-47%1,720-375$1,417$22,318,7343Lionsgate