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 Fri, Aug. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$6,700,435--2,031--$3,299$6,700,4351Miramax
2Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$4,384,734--2,905--$1,509$4,384,7341Sony / Screen Gems
3Without a Paddle$2,673,203118%2,7300$979$21,831,0842Paramount
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,340,86079%3,331-159$703$69,321,7343Disney
5Exorcist: The Beginning$2,208,57788%2,81310$785$26,293,8892Warner Bros.
6Collateral$1,813,34094%2,728-301$665$75,502,7764DreamWorks
7Open Water$1,390,29867%2,7090$513$19,368,2152Lionsgate
8Alien Vs. Predator$1,376,61155%2,880-521$478$68,642,4113Fox
9The Bourne Supremacy$1,340,413108%2,079-453$645$154,439,2266Universal
10Suspect Zero$1,076,920--1,500--$718$1,076,9201Paramount