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, Apr. 1 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1HOP$11,524,380--3,579--$3,220$11,524,3801Universal
2Source Code$5,053,494--2,961--$1,707$5,053,4941Summit
3Insidious$4,776,838--2,408--$1,984$4,776,8381FilmDistrict
4Limitless$3,034,981148%2,83833$1,069$49,236,7253Relativity Media
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$2,804,032173%3,1692$885$30,959,3782Fox
6The Lincoln Lawyer$2,056,468124%2,7070$760$34,643,4843Lionsgate
7Sucker Punch$1,917,09397%3,0330$632$25,707,8082Warner Bros.
8Paul$1,287,430104%2,550-256$505$28,886,3153Universal
9Rango$1,265,55574%3,134-511$404$110,488,8575Paramount
10Battle: Los Angeles$1,051,32078%2,263-855$465$76,017,4514Sony / Columbia
11The Adjustment Bureau$678,62580%1,525-757$445$57,066,5905Universal
12Red Riding Hood$582,83370%1,788-927$326$34,398,9404Warner Bros.
13The King's Speech$345,610117%1,007-55$343$135,798,75319Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jane Eyre (2011)$332,489247%18090$1,847$2,596,8704Focus
2Win Win$308,089744%149126$2,068$1,117,1693Fox Searchlight
3Beastly$275,40864%821-764$335$26,239,9365CBS Films
4Hall Pass$245,24943%703-501$349$43,245,0656Warner Bros. / New Line
5Just Go With It$206,37147%597-519$346$100,998,8788Sony / Columbia
6Gnomeo and Juliet$122,423-16%735-629$167$96,558,7678Disney
7True Grit (2010)$93,757443%324119$289$170,221,71115Paramount
8Mars Needs Moms$91,989-56%701-1469$131$20,115,7354Disney
9Unknown (2011)$75,27520%325-363$232$62,570,5907Warner Bros.
10Cedar Rapids$63,11058%210-132$301$6,342,3838Fox Searchlight
11I Am Number Four$59,75328%270-242$221$53,727,5557Disney / DreamWorks
12Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$53,40193%250-156$214$37,124,7047Fox
13Yogi Bear$44,70658%265-61$169$100,038,91716Warner Bros.
14The Green Hornet$43,133--211-35$204$98,415,55312Sony / Columbia
15Black Swan$32,04841%162-45$198$106,701,37518Fox Searchlight
16No Strings Attached$26,39655%145-68$182$70,570,97611Paramount
17Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$15,679-22%113-176$139$72,646,8918Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Apr. 1 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$40,0942%442$911$23,300,89955Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Kill the Irishman$31,414122%5615$561$628,5304Anchor Bay Films
3The Last Godfather$27,788--58--$479$27,7881Roadside Attractions
4Miral$19,677270%1511$1,312$109,7942Weinstein Company
5Biutiful$11,84231%58-8$204$4,872,89114Roadside Attractions
6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$10,16529%66-19$154$294,953,81820Warner Bros.
7The Company Men$8,75662%45-3$195$4,301,77511Weinstein Company
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$8,65160%60-12$144$104,327,66117Fox
9The Music Never Stopped$8,448131%28-5$302$176,0153Roadside Attractions
10The Eagle$7,29240%57-40$128$19,463,1688Focus
11The Rite$6,913-10%72-83$96$33,018,92610Warner Bros. / New Line
12Blue Valentine (2010)$5,5201%39-5$142$9,654,43014Weinstein Company
13Drive Angry$4,57915%22-50$208$10,580,0736Summit
14The Mechanic$4,568-13%43-57$106$29,102,36510CBS Films
15Take Me Home Tonight$4,241-24%52-37$82$6,842,0395Relativity Media
16happythankyoumoreplease$3,92630%12-4$327$182,6285Anchor Bay Films
17Rabbit Hole$3,899115%6132$64$2,213,57616Lionsgate
18Gulliver's Travels (2010)$2,6571%26-8$102$42,746,00215Fox
19I Love You Phillip Morris$2,19199%123$183$2,021,66018Roadside Attractions
20Winter's Bone$84--32$28$6,530,79243Roadside Attractions