Grosses

'Tomorrowland' ($41.7M) Inches Past 'Pitch Perfect 2' ($38.5M) In Close Race for First; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Third with $32.1M; 'Poltergeist' Debuts in Fifth with Solid $26.5MMay 25, 2015 09:27 AM

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 an estimated four-day debut of $41.74 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi family film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson opened on the very low end of pre-release expectations. Despite opening on the lower 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 a slim 3 percent ahead of the $40.42 million four-day take of 2011's Super 8. The revised three-day estimate for Tomorrowland stands at $32.97 million. That gives the film an estimated four-day to three-day ratio of 1.27 to 1. Tomorrowland received a modest B rating on CinemaScore.

On the heels of last weekend's break-out start, Pitch Perfect 2 experienced a respectable second weekend hold this weekend with an estimated four-day take of $38.54 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down 44 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 $126.02 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.

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third with an estimated four-day take of $32.10 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 29 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 $95.53 million in eleven days. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 4 percent ahead of the $91.92 million eleven-day take of 2012's Prometheus. The revised three-day estimate for Mad Max: Fury Road is $24.82 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron claimed fourth place with an estimated four-day take of $27.81 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 28 percent from last weekend and has grossed $410.98 million in 25 days. The film is currently running 22 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. The revised three-day estimate for Avengers: Age of Ultron is $21.69 million.

Poltergeist rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated four-day start of $26.50 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM debuted in line with its wide ranging 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. The revised three-day estimate for Poltergeist stands at $22.60 million. That places the film's estimated four-day to three-day ratio at a front-loaded 1.17 to 1. Poltergeist was soft on CinemaScore with a C+ rating, which is a very common occurrence for a horror film.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Nov. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$13,196,91269%3,9495$3,342$80,707,5822Paramount / DreamWorks
2Unstoppable (2010)$9,507,28419%3,207--$2,965$17,481,1451Fox
3Due Date$6,371,92616%3,36510$1,894$55,363,6402Warner Bros.
4Skyline$4,305,630-9%2,880--$1,495$9,043,1851Universal / Rogue
5Morning Glory (2010)$3,926,24728%2,518--$1,559$9,609,1041Paramount
6For Colored Girls$2,980,48950%2,1270$1,401$29,134,7862Lionsgate
7Red (2010)$2,288,06845%2,878-351$795$78,574,1075Summit
8Paranormal Activity 2$1,312,46925%2,403-765$546$81,312,7054Paramount
9Saw 3D$1,232,69929%1,976-832$624$42,905,5383Lionsgate
10Secretariat$966,51345%2,019-595$479$54,174,5396Disney
11Jackass 3D$954,86222%1,607-558$594$114,145,8335Paramount
12The Social Network$827,64649%1,088-772$761$87,418,9767Sony / Columbia
13Hereafter$586,59748%1,691-674$347$30,130,3495Warner Bros.
14Life As We Know It$583,42232%1,239-711$471$50,486,1106Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$473,93570%175129$2,708$1,652,3772Summit
2Conviction$279,59356%493-179$567$5,871,3165Fox Searchlight
3The Town$205,39450%375-426$548$90,530,4889Warner Bros.
4Despicable Me$159,70556%273-34$585$248,714,40019Universal
5Inception$102,57135%262-29$391$291,776,49618Warner Bros.
6Waiting for 'Superman'$87,79729%204-38$430$5,832,6828Paramount Vantage
7Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$74,38951%240-500$310$54,315,9688Warner Bros.
8Easy A$73,23233%197-289$372$57,504,8849Sony / Screen Gems
9Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$69,48637%249-104$279$52,112,3098Fox
10The Other Guys$51,54937%182-53$283$119,189,81415Sony / Columbia
11Takers$44,32946%176-39$252$57,718,02712Sony / Screen Gems
12Nowhere Boy$30,50455%111-64$275$1,314,0426Weinstein Company
13Alpha and Omega$28,96951%123-165$236$24,566,2459Lionsgate
14Devil$28,79537%120-164$240$33,568,7709Universal
15Let Me In$22,88442%14348$160$12,051,2607Relativity / Overture
16Case 39$12,77451%106-51$121$13,239,6787Paramount Vantage

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Nov. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$177,60828%2218$8,073$689,0932Fox Searchlight
2Hubble 3D$84,50341%56-4$1,509$18,029,71335Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Stone$32,24146%87-22$371$1,620,8046Relativity / Overture
4Under the Sea 3D$20,26719%140$1,448$24,781,94592Warner Bros. / IMAX
5It's Kind of a Funny Story$18,91129%67-134$282$6,298,6496Focus
6Never Let Me Go$11,45566%32-19$358$2,325,0149Fox Searchlight
7Cool It$10,42422%41--$254$18,9531Roadside Attractions
8Catfish$10,37538%25-30$415$3,195,2089Universal / Rogue
9Avatar$9,68935%6-3$1,615$760,494,49748Fox
10N-Secure$5,91020%20-85$296$2,590,5635Freestyle
11Jack Goes Boating$5,15346%343$152$509,9629Relativity / Overture
12The Tillman Story$3,78752%21-3$180$778,81313Weinstein Company
13Wild Target$3,51099%50$702$53,1953Freestyle
14Winter's Bone$1,001147%100$100$6,039,44223Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$685--3-1$228$656,88217Weinstein Company
16Piranha 3D$33827%82$42$25,002,76513Weinstein Company
17I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$17540%1-1$175$92,3786Anchor Bay