'San Andreas' Opens to Strong $18.2 Million on Friday; 'Aloha' Is A Bust at $3.6 MillionMay 30, 2015 03:20 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports San Andreas bowed to an impressive $18.215 million on Friday, including Thursday's pre-shows. That figure easily makes it Dwayne Johnson's career best opening day for a film in which he's the primary lead actor, while blowing past the $11.06 million first day of his Hercules last summer. For added perspective in the disaster genre, San Andreas earned more in its first day than Into the Storm pulled ($17.35 million) over its three-day weekend last August. Johnson's star power is certainly to thank here following his popular presence in the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island -- all franchises for which he's credited for helping revive at some point. Word of mouth for San Andreas doesn't look strong with a 63 percent audience score and 49 percent critics' score, but either way, the film is poised to become a financial success with this kind of debut. In its favor, the studio reports the pic earned an "A-" CinemaScore. BoxOffice is projecting a $49 million opening weekend.

In second place Friday, Pitch Perfect 2 was off 52.5 percent from last Friday to add $4.6 million to its haul. The comedy sequel continues to play well as we head into June, having now reached $137.3 million domestically. Universal is projecting a $14.2 million weekend.

Mad Max: Fury Road posted another $3.865 million yesterday, down just 42 percent from last Friday. George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise revival has amassed $106.16 million in North America thus far, and should bring in around $12.7 million for its third frame as it continues to benefit from enthusiastic audience and critical reception.

Disney's Tomorrowland claimed fourth place on Friday with $3.78 million, down 61 percent from opening day last week. Unfortunately, the original sci-fi adventure from Brad Bird hasn't caught fire with audiences as it now stands at $53.2 million domestically after eight days in release. BoxOffice projects a $12.3 million sophomore frame.

Cameron Crowe's Aloha opened unceremoniously on Friday despite its star-studded cast. The rom-com pulled $3.6 million in fifth place yesterday. Sony notes the pic received a "B+" CinemaScore from adults 25-54, but critics have mostly panned the film (18 percent) while early audience reception is heading in a sour direction (44 percent). Although the film's production budget was a modest $37 million, its projected $10.5 million opening this weekend unfortunately won't be enough to save it in the long run.

Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron added $2.86 million yesterday for a 46.5 percent week-to-week drop. The Marvel blockbuster sequel has totaled $419 million domestically now, and could finish ahead of Aloha for the weekend with a projected $10.7 million.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 25 - Sun, Jun. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Toy Story 3$59,337,669-46%4,0280$14,731$226,889,3512Disney
2Grown Ups$40,506,562--3,534--$11,462$40,506,5621Sony / Columbia
3Knight and Day$20,139,985--3,098--$6,501$27,428,5131Fox
4The Karate Kid (2010)$15,547,421-48%3,74077$4,157$135,788,7213Sony / Columbia
5The A-Team$6,204,454-57%3,242-302$1,914$63,047,4323Fox
6Get Him to the Greek$3,140,780-49%2,189-403$1,435$54,616,4954Universal
7Shrek Forever After$3,101,365-45%2,340-867$1,325$229,539,0896Paramount / DreamWorks
8Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$2,845,684-49%1,851-754$1,537$86,221,8795Disney
9Killers (2010)$1,938,681-62%2,271-348$854$43,938,7544Lionsgate
10Jonah Hex$1,627,442-70%2,8250$576$9,171,0832Warner Bros.
11Iron Man 2$1,436,378-50%1,169-443$1,229$306,943,6478Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1Sex and the City 2$1,219,345-49%901-779$1,353$93,072,6155Warner Bros. / New Line
2Robin Hood$648,925-54%669-377$970$103,301,7707Universal
3How to Train Your Dragon$477,499186%333120$1,434$215,422,52814Paramount / DreamWorks
4Solitary Man$476,43112%17770$2,692$2,070,9156Anchor Bay
5Letters to Juliet$406,548-49%509-297$799$49,537,4297Summit
6Please Give$276,398-42%219-53$1,262$3,134,6889Sony Pictures Classics
7Date Night$241,385-33%286-59$844$97,320,41912Fox
8Splice$240,365-74%340-604$707$16,229,1064Warner Bros
9The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$222,990-14%134-12$1,664$8,680,92215Music Box
10The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$217,193-23%143-23$1,519$5,301,16811Sony Pictures Classics
11Clash of the Titans (2010)$164,383-34%226-41$727$162,697,60813Warner Bros.
12Death at a Funeral (2010)$141,926-5%156-5$910$42,594,45311Sony / Screen Gems
13City Island$131,342-28%105-28$1,251$6,156,28715Anchor Bay
14The Back-up Plan$124,57934%147-19$847$37,243,20210CBS Films
15Furry Vengeance$123,35210%157-78$786$17,286,2759Summit
16The Bounty Hunter$99,460-53%104-70$956$66,944,67815Sony / Columbia
17Mother and Child$94,75173%11966$796$790,4328Sony Pictures Classics
18Raavan$89,972-81%115-4$782$663,2862Reliance Big Pictures
19The Last Song$85,334-38%123-76$694$62,787,21913Disney
20A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$80,064-33%172-56$465$62,902,1679Warner Bros. / New Line
22Just Wright$74,184-56%111-47$668$21,219,0927Fox Searchlight
23Diary of a Wimpy Kid$61,842-18%105-41$589$63,694,61815Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

1Winter's Bone$437,35524%7031$6,248$1,064,3083Roadside Attractions
2Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$362,55360%8658$4,216$954,2323IFC
3Cyrus$301,22766%1713$17,719$566,2592Fox Searchlight
4I Am Love$248,120104%2719$9,190$439,4512Magnolia
5Hubble 3D$231,858-13%500$4,637$9,161,46415Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Micmacs$79,381-20%521$1,527$715,1405Sony Classics
7Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$78,28117%208$3,914$356,8863Sony Pictures Classics
8Exit Through the Gift Shop$74,791-11%36-5$2,078$2,658,82911Producers Distribution Agency
9Harry Brown$65,150-25%56-8$1,163$1,604,8999Samuel Goldwyn
13Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$39,162--5--$7,832$39,1621Sony Pictures Classics
14Restrepo$35,581--2--$17,791$35,5811National Geographic
15Under the Sea 3D$33,931-3%13-2$2,610$22,587,88772Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Alice in Wonderland (2010)$27,399-67%65-75$422$334,162,18217Disney
17Magnificent Desolation$25,0905%1-4$25,090$33,192,421249IMAX
18South of the Border$21,545--1--$21,545$21,5451Cinema Libre
19The City of Your Final Destination$20,15134%150$1,343$409,90211Screen Media Films
20Mademoiselle Chambon$19,48642%92$2,165$144,6905Lorber
21The Killer Inside Me$19,24874%43$4,812$37,5102IFC Films
22The Square (2010)$17,804-4%8-4$2,226$379,69712Apparition
23Stonewall Uprising$16,2383%62$2,706$50,3012First Run Features
24Let It Rain$15,660-4%53$3,132$41,0562IFC
25Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$14,785-37%13-2$1,137$572,79715Zeitgeist
26Deep Sea 3D$14,516-11%30$4,839$43,410,628226Warner Bros. / IMAX
278: The Mormon Proposition$14,093-67%12-4$1,174$77,6722Red Flag Releasing
28Holy Rollers$12,956-19%130$997$262,62822First Independent Pictures
30The Secret of Kells$10,438-6%150$696$637,99517GKIDS
31The Lottery$10,064174%30$3,355$34,8853Variance Films
32La Mission$9,066-61%11-6$824$997,22512Screen Media
33Kings of the Evening$8,936-44%4-1$2,234$72,57920Indican Pictures
34Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$8,883-26%19-7$468$88,761,72020Fox
35Breathless (2010 re-issue)$7,935-43%3-1$2,645$158,0295Rialto
36Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$6,686--2--$3,343$6,6861Kino International
37Princess Kaiulani$6,253-65%8-8$782$826,6247Roadside Attractions
38Only the Brave (2010)$6,232-28%2-1$3,116$132,4595Indican Pictures
39Ajami$5,179122%52$1,036$608,33041Kino International
40OSS 117: Lost in Rio$4,595-9%3-1$1,532$76,62163Music Box
41The Little Traitor$4,4444%10$4,444$354,99629Westchester Films
42Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,395-2%30$1,465$23,233,180143National Geographic
43Survival of the Dead$3,98842%102$399$93,6365Magnolia / Magnet
44The Joneses$3,799-63%3-4$1,266$1,465,19111Roadside Attractions
45The Father of My Children$3,723-3%3-1$1,241$144,0226IFC Films
46A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$3,202139%20$1,601$2,084,63718Sony Classics
47John Rabe$2,998-33%3-1$999$43,3516Strand
48Looking for Eric$2,935-27%9-1$326$55,8047IFC
49Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$2,899-77%1-5$2,899$258,2108Kino International
50The Good, the Bad, the Weird$2,857-30%82$357$128,48612IFC
51Best Worst Movie$2,6103%10$2,610$58,57010Area23a
52The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$2,335--1--$2,335$79,77812International Film Circuit
53The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$2,307-40%7-3$330$181,4679IFC
54The Oath$2,154-31%20$1,077$32,4358Zeitgeist
55Casino Jack and the United States of Money$1,888-49%4-3$472$172,7398Magnolia
56Cropsey$1,680-7%20$840$25,1244Cinema Purgatorio
57Chloe$1,631-89%3-24$544$3,070,99214Sony Pictures Classics
58Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$1,414--1--$1,414$21,8957Cinema Purgatorio
59Racing Dreams$1,190-49%31$397$44,7236Hanover House
60Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$1,132-62%10$1,132$34,8374Indican Pictures
61Space Station 3D$934-45%10$934$81,958,961428IMAX
62Everyone Else$535-50%1-1$535$69,00454Cinema Guild
63Letters to God$461--2--$231$2,848,58712Vivendi
64Whiz Kids$300--1--$300$5,0164Shadow Distribution
65Dream Boy$173--1--$173$6,31914Regent