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 Thu, Jan. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$12,784,78270%3,7030$3,453$262,232,0952New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$8,356,75426%3,3079$2,527$63,975,8731Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,275,8526%2,7090$1,578$69,502,4333Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$4,107,32214%2,1630$1,899$32,161,0301Miramax
5Paycheck$3,785,37490%2,7620$1,371$28,805,6411Paramount
6Peter Pan (2003)$3,249,58649%2,8130$1,155$25,362,3021Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$3,111,16645%2,6770$1,162$41,704,9962Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$2,921,70072%2,5570$1,143$82,646,6944Warner Bros.
9Stuck on You$1,155,37875%2,4000$481$27,917,3863Fox
10Bad Santa$1,122,260105%1,7100$656$53,989,1235Miramax / Dimension