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 Mon, Feb. 7 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sanctum$808,230-46%2,787--$290$10,256,1601Universal
2The Roommate$706,982-58%2,534--$279$15,709,6171Sony / Screen Gems
3No Strings Attached$653,440-42%3,05028$214$52,046,1453Paramount
4The King's Speech$627,840-55%2,58427$243$84,155,38411Weinstein Company
5The Mechanic$557,989-38%2,7041$206$20,563,5082CBS Films
6The Rite$503,003-45%2,9850$169$24,204,5372Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Green Hornet$408,778-59%3,033-491$135$87,497,4004Sony / Columbia
8True Grit (2010)$393,387-37%2,902-218$136$155,295,9287Paramount
9Black Swan$304,938-50%1,977-338$154$96,166,64610Fox Searchlight
10The Dilemma$241,775-42%2,545-360$95$45,815,8004Universal
11The Fighter$238,110-38%1,662-252$143$82,638,8489Paramount
12Yogi Bear$125,499-78%1,807-326$69$95,492,8288Warner Bros.
13TRON: Legacy$110,405-58%1,040-465$106$168,868,6438Disney
14Tangled$103,934-77%1,369-220$76$192,177,23711Disney
15Little Fockers$88,075-54%1,355-696$65$146,630,3607Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1127 Hours$136,777-38%899-17$152$15,815,97214Fox Searchlight
2Blue Valentine (2010)$79,138-49%45035$176$7,347,9846Weinstein Company
3Biutiful$61,050-60%179117$341$1,484,0406Roadside Attractions
4From Prada to Nada$51,789-74%2615$198$2,149,2122Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Company Men$48,931-50%23120$212$2,347,8223Weinstein Company
6Country Strong$47,598-50%948-339$50$19,864,7807Sony / Screen Gems
7The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$32,641-71%514-218$64$102,596,4559Fox
8Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$30,607-61%365-100$84$292,791,82112Warner Bros.
9Season of the Witch$26,903-55%492-618$55$24,268,9585Relativity Media
10Megamind$26,118-67%290-10$90$147,485,65914Paramount / DreamWorks
11Gulliver's Travels (2010)$24,027-76%495-158$49$41,631,4797Fox
12The Social Network$19,664-52%294-73$67$96,418,23419Sony / Columbia
13The Way Back$14,210-46%145-450$98$2,548,7333Newmarket Films
14Rabbit Hole$14,063-52%1317$107$1,737,7638Lionsgate
15Unstoppable (2010)$10,726-42%202-48$53$81,211,92313Fox
16Fair Game (2010)$6,937-25%149109$47$9,481,08214Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Feb. 7 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$16,180-43%485$337$21,238,91947Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Somewhere (2010)$6,371-52%46-14$139$1,610,4577Focus
3Winter's Bone$4,407-43%358$126$6,360,91035Roadside Attractions
4Faster (2010)$3,444-49%87-27$40$23,229,35511CBS Films
5Love and Other Drugs$3,028-27%46-71$66$32,332,96211Fox
6I Love You Phillip Morris$2,251-31%39-9$58$1,919,57810Roadside Attractions
7The Heart Specialist$1,788-27%56-63$32$1,098,0764Freestyle
8Waiting for Forever$1,121-35%3--$374$10,0381Freestyle