'Tomorrowland' Takes Friday with $9.74M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Adds $9.7M; 'Poltergeist' Bows to $9.35M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Holds Well with $6.75MMay 23, 2015 03:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Disney's Tomorrowland opened in first place yesterday with $9.737 million. The latest outing from respected filmmaker Brad Bird will likely concede to Pitch Perfect 2 for the weekend, though. Tomorrowland's opening day was notably lower than Disney's own Prince of Persia adaptation, which opened to a $10.21 million first day during Memorial Weekend back in 2010. Reviews are also in the disappointing category with a 49 percent score from critics, while word of mouth appears mixed thanks to a 64 percent audience score as of this morning. It remains to be seen whether Disney's core young/family audience turn out over the weekend, but for now, we're projecting a $30.9 million three-day weekend and $38 million four-day weekend for a second place opening overall.

Universal reports Pitch Perfect 2 was off 65 percent from its opening day last week to $9.7 million yesterday in second place on Friday. That gives the smash comedy sequel a domestic total of $97.2 million through eight days of play -- 31 percent ahead of the studio's Neighbors last year. Universal projects a $32.9 million three-day haul and $41.1 million four-day frame, which would impressively give it first place on both counts for a second straight week.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake also fell below expectations yesterday with a $9.35 million bow in third place. That's lower than the Evil Dead remake's $11.9 million first day in 2013, and the outlook isn't encouraging with the film's 37 percent score among critics and 35 percent among audiences. BoxOffice projects a $23.8 million three-day frame and $29.2 million four-day for a fourth place finish.

Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road took in $6.745 million to begin its second frame, down 59 percent from opening day last week. That Friday-to-Friday drop compares favorably against the likes of Lucy (68 percent) and Prometheus (73 percent) and brings Max's total to $70.18 million thus far. The strongly received franchise revival pic looks to earn $24 million over the three-day and $29.9 million over the four-day frame.

Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron pulled $5.36 million yesterday for a 46 percent week-to-week decline. Marvel's latest blockbuster has tallied $388.53 million domestically through 22 days of play, keeping it on its previous pace between the first Avengers and Iron Man 3. BoxOffice projects $20.1 million for the three-day and $25.7 million for the four-day.

Expanding into semi-wide release in 865 locations, Far from the Madding Crowd brought in $0.61 million yesterday, giving it $3.77 million in the bank so far. BoxOffice projects a $2.2 million three-day and $2.9 million four-day.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

3-Day and 4-Day Projections

1. Pitch Perfect 2 ($32.9 million / $41.1 million)
2. Tomorrowland ($30.9 million / $38 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($24 million / $29.9 million)
4. Poltergeist ($23.8 million / $29.2 million)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.1 million / $25.7 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.2 million / $3.9 million)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.2 million / $2.9 million)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.7 million / $2.3 million)
10. Home ($1.5 million / $2 million)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.4 million / $1.8 million) 

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, May. 20 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 2$3,037,827-3%4,39010$692$224,664,8032Paramount
2Robin Hood$2,382,040-8%3,503--$680$47,396,4701Universal
3Letters to Juliet$1,104,087-7%2,968--$372$18,326,2411Summit
4Just Wright$471,8780%1,831--$258$10,406,6401Fox Searchlight
5A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$362,000-3%3,075-257$118$57,646,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
6How to Train Your Dragon$355,3656%2,620-383$136$209,089,7078Paramount / DreamWorks
7Date Night$321,568-2%2,481-253$130$87,835,3146Fox
8The Back-up Plan$206,183-1%2,497-506$83$34,976,7774CBS Films
9Clash of the Titans (2010)$121,0003%1,300-857$93$160,600,0007Warner Bros.
10Furry Vengeance$113,958-6%2,695-307$42$15,600,7663Summit
11Death at a Funeral (2010)$105,1630%1,062-644$99$40,925,4575Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
4The Losers$53,0008%701-1749$76$22,955,0004Warner Bros.
5The Last Song$48,71812%802-501$61$61,421,7287Disney
6Alice in Wonderland (2010)$43,444-1%403-179$108$331,709,50911Disney
8Hot Tub Time Machine$41,0000%458-344$90$49,346,0008MGM
9City Island$36,923-13%2536$146$3,768,1829Anchor Bay
10Shutter Island$26,837-2%310121$87$127,323,20413Paramount
11Diary of a Wimpy Kid$20,467-4%468-157$44$62,066,3339Fox
12Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$14,5215%281-123$52$59,739,9687Lionsgate
13The Ghost Writer$11,6560%150-81$78$15,130,82413Summit
14She's Out of My League$11,4524%206-55$56$31,628,31710Paramount
15Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$10,10123%209-12$48$88,390,42914Fox
16Our Family Wedding$5,556-3%103-16$54$20,114,93310Fox Searchlight
17The Crazies$5,44610%111-38$49$39,123,58912Overture
18The Tooth Fairy$5,2016%132-28$39$59,849,52417Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 20 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$97,00010%480$2,021$6,089,0009Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Princess Kaiulani$24,04414%33--$729$277,2781Roadside Attractions
3Under the Sea 3D$23,00028%180$1,278$22,063,00066Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Runaways$3,8502%49-16$79$3,542,6419Apparition
6The Joneses$3,648-12%56-12$65$1,415,2965Roadside Attractions
7Letters to God$3,00050%74-38$41$2,805,0006Vivendi
8The Secret of Kells$2,814-2%264$108$473,00411GKIDS
9Crazy Heart$2,6319%50-25$53$39,446,63222Fox Searchlight
10Brooklyn's Finest$2,3734%64-49$37$27,163,59311Overture
11Cop Out$1,800-10%53-38$34$44,875,00012Warner Bros.
12The Square (2010)$1,6834%14-3$120$248,6726Apparition
13The Blind Side$750200%11-14$68$255,952,00026Warner Bros.
14Here and There (Tamo i Ovde)$619-38%1--$619$9,4021Cinema Purgatorio