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 Sun, Mar. 13 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Battle: Los Angeles$8,804,353-34%3,417--$2,577$35,573,1871Sony / Columbia
2Rango$7,033,418-31%3,9236$1,793$68,206,1012Paramount
3Red Riding Hood$3,287,691-43%3,030--$1,085$14,005,3351Warner Bros.
4The Adjustment Bureau$2,945,230-44%2,8477$1,035$38,589,5952Universal
5Mars Needs Moms$2,075,893-33%3,117--$666$6,914,4881Disney
6Hall Pass$1,322,028-39%2,555-395$517$34,842,2893Warner Bros. / New Line
7Beastly$1,182,712-45%1,9597$604$16,911,6332CBS Films
8Gnomeo and Juliet$1,127,396-32%2,585-399$436$89,102,3655Disney
9Just Go With It$969,674-47%2,398-522$404$94,000,8475Sony / Columbia
10The King's Speech$931,360-45%1,768-472$527$129,010,23516Weinstein Company
11Unknown (2011)$853,201-45%2,303-610$370$58,410,8454Warner Bros.
12I Am Number Four$602,834-40%2,005-898$301$50,455,7234Disney / DreamWorks
13Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$401,209-35%1,247-1007$322$70,955,6415Paramount
14Take Me Home Tonight$350,811-32%2,0030$175$5,891,0922Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$337,874-48%931-711$363$35,162,9584Fox
2Cedar Rapids$251,653-40%394159$639$4,597,3325Fox Searchlight
3The Fighter$147,692-46%463-112$319$92,931,28814Paramount
4Yogi Bear$142,055-37%404138$352$98,677,80413Warner Bros.
5Black Swan$114,219-44%337-344$339$105,928,21715Fox Searchlight
6True Grit (2010)$101,938-52%401-324$254$169,381,40512Paramount
7The Green Hornet$96,396-43%30940$312$97,485,2299Sony / Columbia
8Drive Angry$86,218-34%551-1739$156$10,308,0513Summit
9Biutiful$54,232-35%114-32$476$4,520,31211Roadside Attractions
10No Strings Attached$46,450-45%254-171$183$70,002,4108Paramount
11The Roommate$35,817-52%213-393$168$37,153,1536Sony / Screen Gems
12Little Fockers$30,890-42%177-44$175$148,383,78012Universal
13Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$29,494-30%122-86$242$294,713,60817Warner Bros.
14The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$23,230-35%123-62$189$104,121,13914Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$58,912-21%4--$14,728$182,8851Focus
2Kill the Irishman$40,059-36%5--$8,012$145,4301Anchor Bay Films
3Hubble 3D$37,684-25%490$769$22,518,07452Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Blue Valentine (2010)$16,789-38%60-36$280$9,514,42811Weinstein Company
5happythankyoumoreplease$16,252-24%1917$855$94,6072Anchor Bay Films
6The Rite$14,974-32%85-116$176$32,722,5297Warner Bros. / New Line
7Gulliver's Travels (2010)$14,541-27%99-57$147$42,645,67612Fox
8127 Hours$14,278-33%79-56$181$18,236,58619Fox Searchlight
9The Eagle$13,181-37%99-228$133$19,292,9825Focus
10The Company Men$13,080-50%63-49$208$4,155,4898Weinstein Company
11Season of the Witch$8,086-27%54-55$150$24,794,24910Relativity Media
12Rabbit Hole$8,079-30%38-17$213$2,159,55813Lionsgate
13The Mechanic$6,900-24%42-67$164$28,931,2547CBS Films
14From Prada to Nada$4,108-12%33-2$124$2,957,7817Lionsgate / Pantelion
15I Love You Phillip Morris$3,216-2%12-1$268$1,978,81715Roadside Attractions
16Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$2,672-5%3-1$891$71,8795Phase 4 Films
17Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie$1,93638%1--$1,936$28,77315Argot Pictures
18Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$1,692-13%10$1,692$33,2053Rialto
19Winter's Bone$1,230-40%9-4$137$6,527,44840Roadside Attractions