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, Jun. 11 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Super 8$13,950,85415%3,379--$4,129$27,093,6641Paramount
2X-Men: First Class$10,027,47733%3,69251$2,716$91,447,0682Fox
3The Hangover Part II$7,583,27833%3,67560$2,063$211,342,8153Warner Bros.
4Kung Fu Panda 2$7,051,37352%3,929-23$1,795$121,971,9123Paramount / DreamWorks
5Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$4,670,65448%3,433-533$1,361$205,745,9424Disney
6Bridesmaids$4,280,73040%2,9223$1,465$121,083,7955Universal
7Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$2,326,2345%2,524--$922$4,550,0701Relativity Media
8Thor$1,057,32248%1,782-998$593$172,999,0446Paramount
9Fast Five$751,02543%1,329-908$565$204,642,3457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio (2011)$277,15235%527-164$526$137,592,5649Fox
2Jumping the Broom$215,77259%365-224$591$36,588,0076Sony / TriStar
3Water for Elephants$199,67733%466-106$428$56,471,2988Fox
4Something Borrowed$196,22424%366-322$536$37,516,3146Warner Bros.
5Soul Surfer$117,11317%31772$369$42,103,47410Sony / TriStar
6Source Code$74,79633%248-40$302$54,119,68811Summit
7Rango$71,73231%220-34$326$122,424,32415Paramount
8Insidious$58,31832%134-26$435$53,201,86311FilmDistrict
9Priest (2011)$49,17639%169-414$291$28,997,2975Sony / Screen Gems
10Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$48,13330%182102$264$9,629,2637Weinstein Company
11Limitless$46,94338%166-66$283$78,907,01413Relativity Media
12HOP$42,75032%190-55$225$107,980,82011Universal
13The Lincoln Lawyer$40,59773%101-32$402$57,113,09213Lionsgate
14Hanna$40,10134%147-50$273$39,968,44210Focus
15Win Win$37,21199%100-41$372$9,981,69913Fox Searchlight
16Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$34,14143%112-84$305$52,746,9748Lionsgate
17Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$30,03137%117-65$257$52,436,37212Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 11 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$356,57956%4727$7,587$2,120,1323Fox Searchlight
2Beginners$110,50576%1914$5,816$383,3902Focus
3Born to Be Wild 3D$73,8664%470$1,572$6,708,55010Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Hubble 3D$35,33420%31-1$1,140$25,574,74065Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Everything Must Go$28,62655%87-20$329$2,516,0055Roadside Attractions
6Jane Eyre (2011)$26,33146%90-38$293$10,988,68814Focus
7Submarine$25,96893%1713$1,528$101,3532Weinstein Company
8The Conspirator$20,69092%66-44$313$11,401,8149Roadside Attractions
9Scream 4$14,62511%80-121$183$38,117,6819Weinstein Company
10The Beaver$7,15065%46-22$155$909,9726Summit
11The Last Mountain$4,29925%31$1,433$29,9492Dada Films
12Beautiful Boy$2,20746%40$552$27,9392Anchor Bay Films
13Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$1,75535%40$439$182,06239Collective Eye
14Kill the Irishman$1,57579%5-3$315$1,181,35114Anchor Bay Films
1535 and Ticking$1,455-65%1-3$1,455$66,3854Image Entertainment
16The King's Speech$1,035-33%15-1$69$138,794,78929Weinstein Company
17The Music Never Stopped$146-37%2-3$73$248,31313Roadside Attractions