Grosses

'Tomorrowland' ($42.7M) Outpaces 'Pitch Perfect 2' ($38.3M) in Close Race for First; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Third with $31.3M; 'Poltergeist' Debuts in Fifth with Solid $26.3MMay 26, 2015 12:48 PM

by Daniel Garris

Disney's Tomorrowland was able to hold off Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 in a close race for first place over the holiday weekend with a four-day debut of $42.68 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi family film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. Despite opening on the low end of expectations, the film's debut was an underwhelming one, especially given the film's large price tag and Memorial Day weekend release date. The four-day start of Tomorrowland was 6 percent ahead of the $40.42 million four-day take of 2011's Super 8. Tomorrowland took in $33.03 million over the three-day frame, which gave the film a four-day to three-day ratio of 1.29 to 1. The film received a modest B rating on CinemaScore, which isn't the greatest early sign going forward; especially given the film's mixed critical reviews.

On the heels of last weekend's break-out start, Pitch Perfect 2 experienced a respectable second weekend hold this weekend with a second place four-day take of $38.25 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down 45 percent from last weekend's three-day debut. Pitch Perfect 2 zoomed past the $100 million domestic mark this weekend and has grossed a stronger than expected $125.74 million in eleven days. That places the film an impressive 35 percent ahead of the $93.16 million eleven-day gross of last year's Neighbors. Pitch Perfect 2 grossed $30.81 million over the three-day frame.

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third with a four-day take of $31.29 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 31 percent from last weekend's three-day start. Mad Max: Fury Road held up nicely for a high-profile action film in its second weekend of release. The film has grossed $94.72 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 3 percent ahead of the $91.92 million eleven-day take of 2012's Prometheus. The three-day take for Mad Max: Fury Road was $24.64 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron claimed fourth place with a four-day take of $28.20 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $400 million domestic mark this weekend. Avengers: Age of Ultron was down 27 percent from last weekend and has grossed $411.37 million in 25 days. The film is currently running 21.5 percent behind the $523.91 million 25-day take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $372.78 million 25-day gross of 2013's Iron Man 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $21.69 million over the three-day weekend.

Poltergeist rounded out the weekend's top five with a four-day start of $26.34 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM debuted in line with expectations and was off to a solid start with its modest price tag in mind. The four-day take for Poltergeist was 4 percent behind the $27.48 million four-day start of 2013's Evil Dead. Poltergeist took in $22.62 million over the three-day frame. That placed the film's four-day to three-day ratio at a very front-loaded 1.16 to 1. Poltergeist was soft on CinemaScore with a C+ rating, which is a very common occurrence for a horror film.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 2 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$28,153,31616%4,468--$6,301$120,898,2941Summit
2The Last Airbender$16,614,112-5%3,169--$5,243$34,125,2091Paramount
3Toy Story 3$10,537,09441%4,0280$2,616$269,363,2633Disney
4Grown Ups$6,866,27068%3,5340$1,943$65,447,7852Sony / Columbia
5Knight and Day$3,360,61284%3,1046$1,083$38,669,2262Fox
6The Karate Kid (2010)$2,687,90759%3,109-631$865$146,211,1654Sony / Columbia
7The A-Team$1,088,95172%2,153-1089$506$67,179,9014Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Him to the Greek$437,58067%884-1305$495$16,679,1755Universal
2Letters to Juliet$352,729128%340-169$1,037$50,475,0348Summit
3Shrek Forever After$292,654-5%957-1383$306$231,681,1297Paramount / DreamWorks
4Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$248,1437%600-1251$414$87,702,3136Disney
5Iron Man 2$215,07934%522-647$412$307,869,5429Paramount
6Killers (2010)$168,797113%727-1544$232$44,864,1265Lionsgate
7Sex and the City 2$137,31625%355-546$387$93,832,0856Warner Bros. / New Line
8Solitary Man$135,080225%176-1$768$2,394,2597Anchor Bay
9Marmaduke$134,748156%475-635$284$30,590,7895Fox
10How to Train Your Dragon$129,38329%303-30$427$215,944,61715Paramount / DreamWorks
11Robin Hood$105,84096%378-291$280$103,690,9158Universal
12Date Night$67,634117%242-44$279$97,514,92213Fox
13Splice$66,871273%140-200$478$16,438,0815Warner Bros
14Jonah Hex$49,06619%350-2475$140$9,862,8923Warner Bros.
15Clash of the Titans (2010)$42,66056%175-51$244$162,843,73314Warner Bros.
16Furry Vengeance$40,531102%107-50$379$17,411,00610Summit
17Death at a Funeral (2010)$40,361--136-20$297$42,634,81412Sony / Screen Gems
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$15,31517%110-62$139$62,967,78910Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 2 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$236,246490%7760$3,068$954,1203Fox Searchlight
2Winter's Bone$117,93397%8313$1,421$1,399,8244Roadside Attractions
3Hubble 3D$75,1958%522$1,446$9,505,59416Warner Bros. / IMAX
4City Island$23,73574%81-24$293$6,239,51116Anchor Bay
5The Back-up Plan$18,81524%97-50$194$37,325,59911CBS Films
6The Bounty Hunter$18,276--67-37$273$67,012,37516Sony / Columbia
7Just Wright$17,992138%95-16$189$21,274,4628Fox Searchlight
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$17,21128%70-35$246$63,763,99816Fox
9Under the Sea 3D$13,812-9%130$1,062$22,652,83173Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Babies$13,08010%42-22$311$7,254,2719Focus
11Avatar$7,0247%9-6$780$749,575,18229Fox
12The Secret of Kells$3,07047%14-1$219$648,25918GKIDS
13Raavan$2,506-44%28-87$90$692,9483Reliance Big Pictures
14The Square (2010)$1,600-14%5-3$320$388,88313Apparition
15Princess Kaiulani$1,42642%5-3$285$832,3558Roadside Attractions
16The Joneses$54817%1-2$548$1,467,53612Roadside Attractions
17Racing Dreams$29254%2-1$146$47,1427Hanover House