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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Mar. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$8,834,126-35%3,34529$2,641$87,292,3362Fox
2Blade II$8,301,357-32%2,707--$3,067$32,529,0101New Line
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$3,668,701-36%3,007--$1,220$14,224,1411Universal
4Showtime$1,809,068-52%2,9170$620$26,803,5832Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$1,802,782-36%2,5280$713$28,934,3872Sony / Screen Gems
6The Time Machine$1,365,295-44%2,809-149$486$48,160,2593DreamWorks
7We Were Soldiers$1,328,116-52%2,859-284$465$60,789,7344Paramount
8Sorority Boys$993,855-41%1,801--$552$4,126,3711Disney
9A Beautiful Mind$931,033-53%1,455-78$640$154,708,05312Universal
10All About the Benjamins$643,997-36%1,123-396$573$21,304,8643New Line