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 Thu, Jan. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$9,956,88245%3,4800$2,861$82,398,2191Fox
2Bedtime Stories$8,336,19246%3,6810$2,265$65,035,5641Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$7,939,52885%2,9880$2,657$60,605,7011Paramount
4Valkyrie$5,747,10965%2,7110$2,120$46,649,1981MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$5,567,014102%3,4340$1,621$65,598,0492Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$4,139,78085%2,7580$1,501$50,077,0432Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$2,703,99843%3,1073$870$36,772,2052Universal
8The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,087,15988%2,4020$869$69,374,6823Fox
9Doubt$1,893,36255%1,2670$1,494$13,703,5823Miramax
10Twilight (2008)$1,601,228114%1,8490$866$172,273,7166Summit