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, Jul. 9 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Dark of the Moon$18,326,86523%4,10719$4,462$247,145,0032Paramount / DreamWorks
2Horrible Bosses$10,392,3945%3,040--$3,419$20,274,6651Warner Bros. / New Line
3Zookeeper$7,518,2282%3,482--$2,159$14,883,2661Sony / Columbia
4Cars 2$6,040,26224%3,990-125$1,514$144,517,6033Disney
5Bad Teacher$3,468,44614%2,962-87$1,171$76,257,7313Sony / Columbia
6Larry Crowne$2,440,32024%2,9763$820$24,665,0502Universal
7Super 8$2,042,61132%2,292-796$891$116,820,0555Paramount
8Monte Carlo$1,348,652-9%2,4730$545$15,158,9282Fox
9Green Lantern (2011)$1,269,70530%2,015-1265$630$108,831,1964Warner Bros.
10Mr. Popper's Penguins$1,195,5566%1,996-865$599$57,218,5094Fox
11Bridesmaids$1,068,94025%1,102-287$970$157,436,7509Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: First Class$593,33833%847-755$701$141,656,9446Fox
2The Hangover Part II$493,04625%835-733$590$250,506,2207Warner Bros.
3Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$440,85833%622-851$709$235,968,1408Disney
4Kung Fu Panda 2$346,22930%650-631$533$158,760,8707Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Tree of Life$328,25250%2379$1,385$8,768,5087Fox Searchlight
6Beginners$241,28762%15547$1,557$3,087,1756Focus
7Thor$224,22527%31545$712$178,567,77910Paramount
8Rio (2011)$158,01314%272-36$581$141,165,78613Fox
9A Better Life$130,99459%153142$856$442,6383Summit
10Fast Five$102,42531%241-61$425$208,701,95011Universal
11Soul Surfer$50,8349%160-45$318$43,651,76814Sony / TriStar
12Water for Elephants$50,43527%168-66$300$58,255,61612Fox
13Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$39,45827%112-28$352$53,171,85312Lionsgate
14Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$29,0964%171-50$170$14,124,4515Relativity Media
15The Lincoln Lawyer$25,95237%106-32$245$57,889,69017Lionsgate
16Something Borrowed$25,82113%113-78$229$38,813,27110Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 9 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Delhi Belly$162,32436%901$1,804$1,138,6972UTV Communications
2Born to Be Wild 3D$80,130-14%481$1,669$8,637,53614Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$44,9937%28-5$1,607$26,513,32069Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$30,45336%8111$376$53,696,67515FilmDistrict
5Source Code$11,63117%41-25$284$54,689,44415Summit
6Project Nim$10,54447%4--$2,636$17,7111Roadside Attractions
7Double Dhamaal$8,06888%20-21$403$523,8683Reliance Big Pictures
8Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$7,13429%42-26$170$10,101,05211Weinstein Company
9Submarine$6,96251%19-1$366$372,5516Weinstein Company
10Jane Eyre (2011)$4,33637%21-5$206$11,229,96118Focus
11Everything Must Go$3,15510%17-2$186$2,660,2109Roadside Attractions
12The Conspirator$2,138-2%150$143$11,509,11813Roadside Attractions
13Chillar Party$1,90656%7--$272$3,1251UTV Communications
1435 and Ticking$1,84233%42$461$83,8128Image Entertainment
15The Last Mountain$1,28130%3--$427$89,0986Dada Films
16The Music Never Stopped$1,07839%4-1$270$253,19017Roadside Attractions
17Beautiful Boy$996105%3-1$332$72,5036Anchor Bay Films