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 Mon, Aug. 22 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 22 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$3,015,631-53%2,845--$1,060$24,437,7911Universal
2Red Eye$1,723,083-58%3,079--$560$17,890,9181DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$1,261,799-67%2,649116$476$44,379,5252Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$980,088-55%2,920-211$336$178,641,8316New Line
5The Skeleton Key$818,978-62%2,7743$295$31,266,0562Universal
6March of the Penguins$701,269-65%2,10239$334$49,144,2039Warner Independent
7The Dukes of Hazzard$623,872-61%3,404-381$183$69,694,9823Warner Bros.
8Valiant$602,980-64%2,014--$299$6,517,8311Disney
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$581,596-56%2,575-729$226$193,219,3976Warner Bros.
10Sky High$455,869-60%2,145-662$213$51,320,5624Disney