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, Jan. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$11,329,338-38%3,5246$3,215$162,461,2352Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$4,137,669-28%3,6230$1,142$94,615,9393Paramount
3The Aviator (2004)$3,021,226-32%1,7960$1,682$31,548,0142Miramax
4Fat Albert$2,706,339-39%2,74470$986$33,325,5312Fox
5Ocean's Twelve$2,585,087-35%3,2900$786$107,009,8304Warner Bros.
6Spanglish$1,809,871-33%2,48948$727$31,003,3873Sony / Columbia
7National Treasure$1,673,673-39%2,28281$733$154,525,0777Disney
8The Polar Express$1,593,560-16%2,513-105$634$155,125,1808Warner Bros.
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,366,562-34%1,1050$1,237$14,794,5464Disney
10Darkness$1,348,686-44%1,71818$785$16,631,3902Miramax / Dimension