Grosses

'Tomorrowland' Takes Friday with $9.74M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Adds $9.7M; 'Poltergeist' Bows to $9.35M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Holds Well with $6.75MMay 23, 2015 03:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Disney's Tomorrowland opened in first place yesterday with $9.737 million. The latest outing from respected filmmaker Brad Bird will likely concede to Pitch Perfect 2 for the weekend, though. Tomorrowland's opening day was notably lower than Disney's own Prince of Persia adaptation, which opened to a $10.21 million first day during Memorial Weekend back in 2010. Reviews are also in the disappointing category with a 49 percent score from critics, while word of mouth appears mixed thanks to a 64 percent audience score as of this morning. It remains to be seen whether Disney's core young/family audience turn out over the weekend, but for now, we're projecting a $30.9 million three-day weekend and $38 million four-day weekend for a second place opening overall.

Universal reports Pitch Perfect 2 was off 65 percent from its opening day last week to $9.7 million yesterday in second place on Friday. That gives the smash comedy sequel a domestic total of $97.2 million through eight days of play -- 31 percent ahead of the studio's Neighbors last year. Universal projects a $32.9 million three-day haul and $41.1 million four-day frame, which would impressively give it first place on both counts for a second straight week.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake also fell below expectations yesterday with a $9.35 million bow in third place. That's lower than the Evil Dead remake's $11.9 million first day in 2013, and the outlook isn't encouraging with the film's 37 percent score among critics and 35 percent among audiences. BoxOffice projects a $23.8 million three-day frame and $29.2 million four-day for a fourth place finish.

Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road took in $6.745 million to begin its second frame, down 59 percent from opening day last week. That Friday-to-Friday drop compares favorably against the likes of Lucy (68 percent) and Prometheus (73 percent) and brings Max's total to $70.18 million thus far. The strongly received franchise revival pic looks to earn $24 million over the three-day and $29.9 million over the four-day frame.

Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron pulled $5.36 million yesterday for a 46 percent week-to-week decline. Marvel's latest blockbuster has tallied $388.53 million domestically through 22 days of play, keeping it on its previous pace between the first Avengers and Iron Man 3. BoxOffice projects $20.1 million for the three-day and $25.7 million for the four-day.

Expanding into semi-wide release in 865 locations, Far from the Madding Crowd brought in $0.61 million yesterday, giving it $3.77 million in the bank so far. BoxOffice projects a $2.2 million three-day and $2.9 million four-day.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

3-Day and 4-Day Projections

1. Pitch Perfect 2 ($32.9 million / $41.1 million)
2. Tomorrowland ($30.9 million / $38 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($24 million / $29.9 million)
4. Poltergeist ($23.8 million / $29.2 million)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.1 million / $25.7 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.2 million / $3.9 million)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.2 million / $2.9 million)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.7 million / $2.3 million)
10. Home ($1.5 million / $2 million)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.4 million / $1.8 million) 

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 23 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$8,143,152-65%4,155--$1,960$98,295,1101Disney
2Bridesmaids$2,716,725-57%2,93719$925$62,058,0352Universal
3Thor$1,678,808-64%3,924-39$428$147,040,2673Paramount
4Fast Five$1,049,425-64%3,622-171$290$187,214,8754Universal
5Priest (2011)$575,092-59%2,8640$201$24,408,2612Sony / Screen Gems
6Rio (2011)$538,058-65%2,593-336$208$132,222,4236Fox
7Something Borrowed$418,114-55%2,606-298$160$31,937,5663Warner Bros.
8Jumping the Broom$304,047-68%1,472-563$207$31,624,6093Sony / TriStar
9Water for Elephants$264,069-57%1,894-531$139$52,720,6895Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$92,597-37%642-634$144$9,291,6184Weinstein Company
2Soul Surfer$85,626-66%984-484$87$40,696,3047Sony / TriStar
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$70,416-70%912-537$77$51,793,9955Lionsgate
4Limitless$62,019-42%35759$174$78,131,23110Relativity Media
5Source Code$58,595-48%377-249$155$53,014,7658Summit
6Everything Must Go$56,609-63%24527$231$1,685,2662Roadside Attractions
7Insidious$47,826-56%501-261$95$52,480,4518FilmDistrict
8Hanna$44,507-54%279-146$160$39,211,6907Focus
9Rango$38,076-68%30286$126$121,250,02412Paramount
10HOP$35,400-58%354-105$100$107,227,0758Universal
11Jane Eyre (2011)$34,340-48%208-40$165$10,405,20011Focus
12The Lincoln Lawyer$29,326-60%258-87$114$56,537,75610Lionsgate
13Win Win$28,002-64%202-46$139$9,378,90410Fox Searchlight
14The Conspirator$25,863-63%269-101$96$10,935,3966Roadside Attractions
15The Beaver$22,736-59%16863$135$602,4603Summit
16Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$16,855-70%253-58$67$51,904,5509Fox
17Arthur (2011)$15,512-57%237-107$65$32,816,3527Warner Bros.
18Scream 4$12,854-52%205-221$63$104,1156Weinstein Company
19The Adjustment Bureau$11,020-57%116-48$95$62,464,33512Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 23 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$78,0960%50-7$1,562$5,426,1817Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Hubble 3D$25,7228%340$757$25,060,09862Warner Bros. / IMAX
335 and Ticking$2,891-65%6--$482$32,6991Image Entertainment
4Sucker Punch$2,847-61%45-94$63$36,384,5639Warner Bros.
5The King's Speech$2,581-46%40-31$65$138,755,07126Weinstein Company
6Red Riding Hood$2,320-68%50-50$46$37,654,88511Warner Bros.
7Kill the Irishman$1,371-59%12-1$114$1,154,62811Anchor Bay Films
8Biutiful$1,356-19%0-11--$5,095,80021Roadside Attractions
9Go For It!$1,106-76%64-154$17$173,7932Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Skateland$818-60%119$74$15,7622Freestyle Releasing
11Meet Monica Velour$559-44%21$280$32,2087Anchor Bay Films
12Dum Maaro Dum$432-70%11-9$39$559,9195Fox Searchlight