Grosses

'Tomorrowland' ($42.7M) Outpaces 'Pitch Perfect 2' ($38.3M) in Close Race for First; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Third with $31.3M; 'Poltergeist' Debuts in Fifth with Solid $26.3MMay 26, 2015 12:48 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Tomorrowland was able to hold off Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 in a close race for first place over the holiday weekend with a four-day debut of $42.68 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi family film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. Despite opening on the low end of expectations, the film's debut was an underwhelming one, especially given the film's large price tag and Memorial Day weekend release date. The four-day start of Tomorrowland was 6 percent ahead of the $40.42 million four-day take of 2011's Super 8. Tomorrowland took in $33.03 million over the three-day frame, which gave the film a four-day to three-day ratio of 1.29 to 1. The film received a modest B rating on CinemaScore, which isn't the greatest early sign going forward; especially given the film's mixed critical reviews.

On the heels of last weekend's break-out start, Pitch Perfect 2 experienced a respectable second weekend hold this weekend with a second place four-day take of $38.25 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down 45 percent from last weekend's three-day debut. Pitch Perfect 2 zoomed past the $100 million domestic mark this weekend and has grossed a stronger than expected $125.74 million in eleven days. That places the film an impressive 35 percent ahead of the $93.16 million eleven-day gross of last year's Neighbors. Pitch Perfect 2 grossed $30.81 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third with a four-day take of $31.29 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 31 percent from last weekend's three-day start. Mad Max: Fury Road held up nicely for a high-profile action film in its second weekend of release. The film has grossed $94.72 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 3 percent ahead of the $91.92 million eleven-day take of 2012's Prometheus. The three-day take for Mad Max: Fury Road was $24.64 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron claimed fourth place with a four-day take of $28.20 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $400 million domestic mark this weekend. Avengers: Age of Ultron was down 27 percent from last weekend and has grossed $411.37 million in 25 days. The film is currently running 21.5 percent behind the $523.91 million 25-day take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $372.78 million 25-day gross of 2013's Iron Man 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $21.69 million over the three-day weekend.

Poltergeist rounded out the weekend's top five with a four-day start of $26.34 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM debuted in line with expectations and was off to a solid start with its modest price tag in mind. The four-day take for Poltergeist was 4 percent behind the $27.48 million four-day start of 2013's Evil Dead. Poltergeist took in $22.62 million over the three-day frame. That placed the film's four-day to three-day ratio at a very front-loaded 1.16 to 1. Poltergeist was soft on CinemaScore with a C+ rating, which is a very common occurrence for a horror film.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 23 - Sun, Jul. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$42,725,012-32%3,7920$11,267$142,883,4242Warner Bros.
2Salt$36,011,243--3,612--$9,970$36,011,2431Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$23,689,060-28%3,60099$6,580$161,289,9053Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$9,651,495-45%3,5040$2,754$42,609,0202Disney
5Toy Story 3$8,917,512-26%2,766-411$3,224$379,416,5516Disney
6Ramona and Beezus$7,810,481--2,719--$2,873$7,810,4811Fox
7Grown Ups$7,428,742-25%2,859-215$2,598$142,240,8285Sony / Columbia
8The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$7,186,170-46%3,121-880$2,303$279,827,2624Summit
9The Last Airbender$4,217,021-46%2,127-678$1,983$123,308,7904Paramount
10Predators$3,120,656-56%1,846-823$1,690$46,839,0813Fox
11Knight and Day$1,694,003-53%1,265-660$1,339$72,675,7245Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$2,594,758144%201163$12,909$4,909,9493Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$1,100,315-52%780-752$1,411$171,713,1737Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$709,464-35%4548$1,563$6,329,4016Fox Searchlight
4The Girl Who Played With Fire$563,790-17%15617$3,614$2,944,8913Music Box
5Iron Man 2$438,975-22%330-32$1,330$310,840,82412Paramount
6I Am Love$336,112-19%16626$2,025$3,215,8216Magnolia
7Winter's Bone$322,661-7%1309$2,482$3,556,6477Roadside Attractions
8The A-Team$289,198-37%296-132$977$75,737,6287Fox
9Marmaduke$245,338-10%254-20$966$32,577,2988Fox
10Shrek Forever After$225,825-19%202-38$1,118$234,845,97510Paramount / DreamWorks
11Killers (2010)$197,90764%23367$849$46,362,8588Lionsgate
12Letters to Juliet$183,782-23%234-38$785$52,503,75411Summit
13Get Him to the Greek$170,175-2%221-66$770$60,498,0108Universal
14Jonah Hex$130,94341%176130$744$10,369,2056Warner Bros.
15Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$110,427-21%128-13$863$89,523,4359Disney
16Robin Hood$109,440-37%171-55$640$105,054,74511Universal
17Solitary Man$96,866-47%105-41$923$4,030,73310Anchor Bay
18Date Night$83,632-37%108-58$774$98,428,00116Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$315,09511%530$5,945$11,505,59819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Khatta Meetha$309,211--83--$3,725$309,2111Eros
3Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$124,345-27%99-13$1,256$2,528,9317IFC
4Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$102,633-10%6611$1,555$1,098,2037Sony Pictures Classics
5Under the Sea 3D$81,45212%130$6,266$23,142,55576Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Restrepo$73,124-24%28-3$2,612$536,8905National Geographic
7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$71,322-15%66-4$1,081$9,639,71519Music Box
8The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$63,200-21%15-66$4,213$6,129,37015Sony Pictures Classics
9Sex and the City 2$56,278-44%69-28$816$95,063,7229Warner Bros. / New Line
10Agora$53,1751086%1312$4,090$274,6419Newmarket
11Countdown to Zero$41,307--3--$13,769$41,3071Magnolia
12Farewell (L'affaire Farewell)$39,244--6--$6,541$39,2441NeoClassics
13Grease Sing-a-Long$32,776-63%17-4$1,928$259,7303Paramount
14Life During Wartime$30,507--1--$30,507$30,5071IFC
15Please Give$28,823-43%40-24$721$3,850,78813Sony Pictures Classics
16City Island$28,667-22%40-9$717$6,623,58619Anchor Bay
17Exit Through the Gift Shop$26,196-32%14-11$1,871$3,018,77715Producers Distribution Agency
18Mademoiselle Chambon$21,828860%75$3,118$208,7069Lorber
19Splice$21,113-68%39-78$541$16,980,2298Warner Bros
20South of the Border$20,88933%103$2,089$166,6115Cinema Libre
21Deep Sea 3D$20,421-7%30$6,807$43,561,369230Warner Bros. / IMAX
22Micmacs$19,963-43%34-16$587$1,059,1739Sony Classics
23Standing Ovation$18,056-95%74-551$244$531,8062Rocky Mountain
24Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child$17,466--1--$17,466$26,5621Arthouse Films
25Avatar$16,8178%3-1$5,606$749,726,99332Fox
26Breathless (2010 re-issue)$16,625131%118$1,511$233,7079Rialto
27Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)$14,760-58%15-8$984$269,0505Sony Pictures Classics
28Ondine$14,409-19%20-5$720$483,36121Magnolia
29Mother and Child$13,897-19%24-3$579$1,058,97812Sony Pictures Classics
30Just Wright$13,387-56%27-29$496$21,507,08711Fox Searchlight
31Orlando (2010 re-issue)$10,885--2--$5,443$10,8851Sony Pictures Classics
32Kisses$10,156-34%53$2,031$32,7092Oscilloscope
33Diary of a Wimpy Kid$9,872-34%25-3$395$63,939,92219Fox
34Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$9,51273%41$2,378$57,7808Indican Pictures
35Harry Brown$8,689-29%15-9$579$1,800,84413Samuel Goldwyn
36The Killer Inside Me$7,474-37%101$747$181,9796IFC Films
37Winnebago Man$7,102-60%50$1,420$54,1283Kino International
38Kings of the Evening$6,896--4--$1,724$87,29824Indican Pictures
39The City of Your Final Destination$6,847117%93$761$472,35315Screen Media Films
40Let It Rain$6,489-4%31$2,163$88,9816IFC
41Love Ranch$6,06513%6-1$1,011$134,9044E1 Entertainment
42U2 3D$5,699440%32$1,900$10,342,668131National Geographic
43Valhalla Rising$5,030-36%21$2,515$17,5462IFC
44La Mission$4,95889%63$826$1,054,22816Screen Media
45The Nature of Existence$4,476360%1-1$4,476$22,2206Walking Shadows
46Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$4,34451%52$869$624,38819Zeitgeist
47The Lottery$4,027--1--$4,027$51,5427Variance Films
48God of Vampires$3,360-63%4-4$840$56,7054Nocturnal Features
49Best Worst Movie$3,18150%21$1,591$81,09014Area23a
50Everyone Else$2,879-7%31$960$83,14258Cinema Guild
51Spoken Word$2,343--1--$2,343$2,3431Variance
52Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,215-19%30$738$23,259,468147National Geographic
53To the Sea$2,148-72%10$2,148$15,0282Film Movement
54Mugabe and the White African$1,907--1--$1,907$1,9071First Run
55The Secret of Kells$1,875-14%4-2$469$689,57621GKIDS
56John Rabe$1,865288%32$622$54,50310Strand
57Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$1,806-29%10$1,806$40,1895Kino International
58Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno$1,572-61%10$1,572$8,6522Flicker Alley
59Princess Kaiulani$1,461-41%2-1$731$858,41811Roadside Attractions
60Small Change (2009 re-issue)$1,457119%10$1,457$31,73335The Film Desk
61Stonewall Uprising$1,213-83%3-3$404$107,5746First Run Features
62[REC] 2$829-83%3-4$276$19,9423Magnolia
63In/Significant Others$582--1--$582$3,47711Fourth Ward Productions
64Around a Small Mountain$502-78%1-1$502$15,6123Cinema Guild
65Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$417--1--$417$26,1886The Film Desk
66The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers$324--1--$324$453,66026First Run Features
67The Oath$310--1--$310$42,11712Zeitgeist
68Behind the Burly Q$134-63%10$134$18,82314First Run Features
69OSS 117: Lost in Rio$113-77%1-1$113$87,35367Music Box