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 Tue, Dec. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,340,423-11%2,465--$544$17,854,8491Disney
2The Holiday$1,138,37410%2,610--$436$14,952,3981Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$888,3605%1,910--$465$10,383,8981Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$732,6908%3,650-154$201$139,349,9124Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$728,4589%3,161-225$230$130,420,9254Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$583,78410%3,0830$189$17,027,0702New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$455,6584%2,742-366$166$53,890,2733Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$252,08911%1,594-643$158$120,745,8616Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$191,1908%2,226-391$86$77,549,8246Disney
10Unaccompanied Minors$186,80312%2,775--$67$6,168,7301Warner Bros.