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, Feb. 2 - Sun, Feb. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Messengers$14,713,163--2,528--$5,820$14,713,1631Sony / Screen Gems
2Because I Said So$13,124,048--2,526--$5,196$13,124,0481Universal
3Epic Movie$8,411,985-55%2,84039$2,962$29,556,0362Fox
4Night at the Museum$6,385,448-33%3,003-238$2,126$225,002,6727Fox
5Smokin' Aces$6,112,056-58%2,2191$2,754$24,742,4842Universal
6Stomp the Yard$4,055,695-47%2,16954$1,870$55,859,0864Sony / Screen Gems
7Dreamgirls$4,001,125-41%2,79712$1,431$92,752,9116Paramount / DreamWorks
8Pan's Labyrinth$3,682,727-23%1,082259$3,404$21,712,3226Picturehouse
9The Pursuit of Happyness$2,966,369-40%2,233-455$1,328$157,216,9928Sony / Columbia
10The Queen$2,650,134-34%1,85020$1,433$45,409,28319Miramax