'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 Sat, Jun. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$18,017,21020%3,858--$4,670$57,242,5891Warner Bros.
2Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$10,380,41923%3,45127$3,008$89,504,7042Fox
4Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$3,943,71753%2,923-399$1,349$344,625,5795Fox
5The Longest Yard (2005)$3,333,76424%3,312-342$1,007$129,929,5434Paramount
6The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$2,667,02530%2,6550$1,005$22,043,6822Miramax / Dimension
7Cinderella Man$2,296,02448%2,610-210$880$42,171,0013Universal
8The Perfect Man$2,003,047-5%2,087--$960$4,121,7991Universal
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,237,3921%2,206-377$561$29,490,8983Warner Bros.
10The Honeymooners$1,070,88031%1,9120$560$8,792,8042Paramount