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 Wed, Jan. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Evolution$1,353,543-18%3,207--$422$31,811,1181Sony / Screen Gems
2Brokeback Mountain$688,265-5%1,196513$575$43,811,8797Focus
3Glory Road$439,6710%2,396174$184$29,111,6442Disney
4Last Holiday$432,022-6%2,5140$172$27,346,5872Paramount
5Hoodwinked$379,1638%3,002608$126$29,882,4822The Weinstein Company
6The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$355,073-1%2,757-467$129$272,960,8817Disney
7Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$318,193-5%2,826-413$113$102,365,4775Sony / Columbia
8Hostel$314,669-9%2,258-79$139$43,700,5423Lionsgate
9Memoirs of a Geisha$267,157-6%1,404-250$190$51,977,6975Sony / Columbia
10End of the Spear$260,800-5%1,163--$224$5,109,3381Rocky Mountain Pictures