'Tomorrowland' Takes Friday with $9.74M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Adds $9.7M; 'Poltergeist' Bows to $9.35M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Holds Well with $6.75MMay 23, 2015 03:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Disney's Tomorrowland opened in first place yesterday with $9.737 million. The latest outing from respected filmmaker Brad Bird will likely concede to Pitch Perfect 2 for the weekend, though. Tomorrowland's opening day was notably lower than Disney's own Prince of Persia adaptation, which opened to a $10.21 million first day during Memorial Weekend back in 2010. Reviews are also in the disappointing category with a 49 percent score from critics, while word of mouth appears mixed thanks to a 64 percent audience score as of this morning. It remains to be seen whether Disney's core young/family audience turn out over the weekend, but for now, we're projecting a $30.9 million three-day weekend and $38 million four-day weekend for a second place opening overall.

Universal reports Pitch Perfect 2 was off 65 percent from its opening day last week to $9.7 million yesterday in second place on Friday. That gives the smash comedy sequel a domestic total of $97.2 million through eight days of play -- 31 percent ahead of the studio's Neighbors last year. Universal projects a $32.9 million three-day haul and $41.1 million four-day frame, which would impressively give it first place on both counts for a second straight week.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake also fell below expectations yesterday with a $9.35 million bow in third place. That's lower than the Evil Dead remake's $11.9 million first day in 2013, and the outlook isn't encouraging with the film's 37 percent score among critics and 35 percent among audiences. BoxOffice projects a $23.8 million three-day frame and $29.2 million four-day for a fourth place finish.

Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road took in $6.745 million to begin its second frame, down 59 percent from opening day last week. That Friday-to-Friday drop compares favorably against the likes of Lucy (68 percent) and Prometheus (73 percent) and brings Max's total to $70.18 million thus far. The strongly received franchise revival pic looks to earn $24 million over the three-day and $29.9 million over the four-day frame.

Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron pulled $5.36 million yesterday for a 46 percent week-to-week decline. Marvel's latest blockbuster has tallied $388.53 million domestically through 22 days of play, keeping it on its previous pace between the first Avengers and Iron Man 3. BoxOffice projects $20.1 million for the three-day and $25.7 million for the four-day.

Expanding into semi-wide release in 865 locations, Far from the Madding Crowd brought in $0.61 million yesterday, giving it $3.77 million in the bank so far. BoxOffice projects a $2.2 million three-day and $2.9 million four-day.

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

3-Day and 4-Day Projections

1. Pitch Perfect 2 ($32.9 million / $41.1 million)
2. Tomorrowland ($30.9 million / $38 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($24 million / $29.9 million)
4. Poltergeist ($23.8 million / $29.2 million)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.1 million / $25.7 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.2 million / $3.9 million)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.2 million / $2.9 million)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.7 million / $2.3 million)
10. Home ($1.5 million / $2 million)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.4 million / $1.8 million) 

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Nov. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

1Megamind$29,120,461-37%3,9495$7,374$88,822,6352Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$22,688,457--3,207--$7,075$22,688,4571Fox
3Due Date$15,419,042-53%3,36510$4,582$58,897,3082Warner Bros.
4Skyline$11,692,415--2,880--$4,060$11,692,4151Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$9,203,266--2,518--$3,655$11,809,3211Paramount
6For Colored Girls$6,517,280-67%2,1270$3,064$30,687,4682Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$4,973,539-43%2,878-351$1,728$79,677,3965Summit
8Paranormal Activity 2$2,980,201-58%2,403-765$1,240$81,930,6574Paramount
9Saw 3D$2,862,449-63%1,976-832$1,449$43,580,3103Lionsgate
10Jackass 3D$2,235,457-55%1,607-558$1,391$114,643,2665Paramount
12The Social Network$1,770,077-48%1,088-772$1,627$87,807,5027Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$1,318,493-67%1,691-674$780$31,448,8425Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$1,294,110-58%1,239-711$1,044$50,754,7296Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

1Fair Game (2010)$1,020,65457%175129$5,832$1,919,6402Summit
2Conviction$610,847-62%493-179$1,239$6,022,8235Fox Searchlight
3The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$520,085-30%1942$2,681$2,821,9323Music Box
4Inside Job$478,76780%250184$1,915$1,566,0316Sony Pictures Classics
5The Town$438,397-62%375-426$1,169$90,626,5569Warner Bros.
6Despicable Me$363,09011%273-34$1,330$248,815,41019Universal
7Inception$234,514-26%262-29$895$291,832,59318Warner Bros.
8Waiting for 'Superman'$215,210-46%204-38$1,055$5,891,8798Paramount Vantage
9Toy Story 3$207,778-29%241-23$862$414,638,01322Disney
10Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$170,047-65%240-500$709$54,362,5018Warner Bros.
11Easy A$162,833-66%197-289$827$57,539,4059Sony / Screen Gems
12Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$155,691-53%249-104$625$52,147,7898Fox
13The Other Guys$119,256-29%182-53$655$119,219,97815Sony / Columbia
14Takers$101,374-34%176-39$576$57,744,72012Sony / Screen Gems
15You Again$85,543-59%153-130$559$25,258,9918Disney
16Alpha and Omega$71,655-51%123-165$583$24,589,7939Lionsgate
17Nowhere Boy$67,145-53%111-64$605$1,330,9526Weinstein Company
19The Switch (2010)$57,438-30%118-2$487$27,758,46513Miramax
20Let Me In$55,08470%14348$385$12,067,3977Relativity / Overture
21Case 39$30,028-57%106-51$283$13,248,4777Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

1127 Hours$438,53966%2218$19,934$811,5282Fox Searchlight
2Golmaal 3$253,586-60%860$2,949$1,027,3552Eros
3Hubble 3D$192,850-1%56-4$3,444$18,078,26035Warner Bros. / IMAX
4You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger$103,109-53%75-68$1,375$2,927,9628Sony Pictures Classics
5Stone$74,071-58%87-22$851$1,640,4966Relativity / Overture
6Mao's Last Dancer$56,911-43%55-26$1,035$4,664,09513Samuel Goldwyn
7Under the Sea 3D$50,97318%140$3,641$24,795,60692Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Monsters (2010)$48,68070%2512$1,947$122,9193Magnolia
9It's Kind of a Funny Story$44,842-74%67-134$669$6,309,8746Focus
10Four Lions$40,153-3%146$2,868$100,1172Drafthouse Films
11Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$33,99260%104$3,399$136,2025Zeitgeist Films
12Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer$29,93176%1512$1,995$54,9322Magnolia
13Tamara Drewe$27,401-47%21-6$1,305$268,0276Sony Pictures Classics
15Cool It$26,847--41--$655$26,8471Roadside Attractions
16Never Let Me Go$24,680-41%32-19$771$2,331,3489Fox Searchlight
17Catfish$23,875-52%25-30$955$3,201,2139Universal / Rogue
18Tiny Furniture$21,235--1--$21,235$21,2351IFC
20The Salvation Poem$15,981-69%11-3$1,453$431,6105CanZion Films
21Get Low$15,977-26%26-10$615$9,062,45416Sony Pictures Classics
22The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$15,91921%9-1$1,769$639,70015National Geographic
23Welcome to the Riley's$13,500-26%7-3$1,929$100,8813Samuel Goldwyn
25Enter the Void$11,911-1%81$1,489$272,5028IFC Films
26Deep Sea 3D$11,58832%40$2,897$43,880,656246Warner Bros. / IMAX
27Jack Goes Boating$10,913-22%343$321$512,1839Relativity / Overture
28Inspector Bellamy$10,316-33%20$5,158$64,8653IFC Films
29Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$9,3252%30$3,108$23,405,352163National Geographic
30Last Train Home$9,309-20%6-4$1,552$241,32111Zeitgeist Films
31Marwencol$8,8591269%10$8,859$24,4616Cinema Guild
32The Tillman Story$8,364-35%21-3$398$782,60013Weinstein Company
33Waste Land$8,271-4%53$1,654$38,7293Arthouse Films
34What If...$8,240-54%12-10$687$752,43713Five & Two Pictures
35Enemies of the People$8,216765%63$1,369$36,32716International Film Circuit
36Every Man For Himself (2010 re-issue)$7,926--1--$7,926$7,9261Film Desk
38Wild Target$6,901-37%50$1,380$54,8203Freestyle
40A Film Unfinished$6,222-60%10-5$622$311,54213Oscilloscope
42The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$5,999642%10$5,999$133,66732International Film Circuit
43Boxing Gym$5,583--5--$1,117$25,7684Zipporah Films
44Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$5,073-50%30$1,691$35,3963Variance Films
45The Trouble with Terkel$4,924--4--$1,231$23,10434Indican
46Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$4,908179%30$1,636$527,91828Kino International
47Kings of Pastry$4,2362%50$847$150,4749First Run
48Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$4,0731529%21$2,037$63,07221Kino International
49Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould$3,920-1%41$980$133,47310Lorber
50The Girl Who Played With Fire$3,659-67%12-7$305$7,621,38819Music Box
52Animal Kingdom$3,437-61%8-4$430$989,76414Sony Pictures Classics
53My Dog Tulip$2,573-63%3-1$858$111,65911New Yorker Films
54Mesrine: Killer Instinct$2,477-26%40$619$522,46212Music Box
55Winter's Bone$2,427-43%100$243$6,040,46323Roadside Attractions
56The Taqwacores$2,294170%21$1,147$8,7564Strand Releasing
57I Am Love$2,266-40%4-2$567$4,999,23422Magnolia
58Mademoiselle Chambon$2,153-66%3-3$718$512,65525Lorber
59Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench$1,739-46%10$1,739$6,3892Variance Films
60A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop$1,7070%6-3$285$184,06611Sony Pictures Classics
61Mesrine: Public Enemy #1$1,426294%53$285$252,58611Music Box
62Breathless (2010 re-issue)$1,384--2--$692$341,26325Rialto
63Army of Crime$1,356--3--$452$33,50713Lorber
64Around a Small Mountain$1,287154%10$1,287$31,00519Cinema Guild
65The Kids Grow Up$1,2670%1-1$1,267$9,6413Shadow Distribution
66To the Sea$1,146--1--$1,146$49,17918Film Movement
67Budrus$1,067-47%10$1,067$42,6246Balcony Releasing
68The Concert$997-51%3-1$332$657,19417Weinstein Company
69Eichmann$986235%10$986$2,7063Regent Releasing
70Restrepo$91514%1-1$915$1,328,72521National Geographic
71Lebanon$824-63%7-2$118$361,96657Sony Pictures Classics
72The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$776-59%5-11$155$10,086,09335Music Box
73Piranha 3D$712-91%82$89$25,002,87213Weinstein Company
74Red Hill$689-92%1-4$689$16,3412Strand
75Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$520--2--$260$70,11524Indican Pictures
76I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$323-68%1-1$323$92,4016Anchor Bay
77Shake Hands with the Devil$250116%10$250$5943Regent Releasing
78The Magician (2010)$22-70%10$22$4063Regent Releasing