'San Andreas' On the Verge of the $60M Mark After Comfortably Leading Monday with $4.82MJune 02, 2015 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's San Andreas took in $4.82 million on Monday to easily lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The Dwayne Johnson led disaster film was down 70 percent from Sunday's performance, which strongly suggests that San Andreas will be much more of a weekend film. San Andreas continues to significantly outpace pre-release expectations with a strong four-day start of $59.41 million. That places the film 16.5 percent ahead of the $51.01 million four-day take of 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 20 percent behind the $74.09 million four-day gross of 2013's World War Z.

Fellow Warner Bros. release Mad Max: Fury Road took second place with $1.65 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 63 percent from Sunday and down 75 percent from last Monday's inflated Memorial Day performance. Mad Max: Fury Road has grossed $118.12 million through 18 days of release. That is on the high end of expectations and places the film 8 percent ahead of the $109.79 million 18-day take of 2012's Prometheus.

Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 claimed third place with $1.43 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick fell 66 percent from Sunday and 81 percent from last Monday. Pitch Perfect 2 has grossed a strong $148.95 million in 18 days and is set to surpass the $150 million mark today. The film is currently running 27.5 percent ahead of the $116.80 million 18-day gross of last year's Neighbors.

Disney's Tomorrowland placed in fourth with $1.30 million. The pricy Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney was down 71 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 86.5 percent from last Monday. Due in part to significant front-loading so far, Tomorrowland has grossed a softer than expected $64.99 million in eleven days. That places the film 14 percent behind the $75.56 million eleven-day take of 2011's Super 8.

Avengers: Age of Ultron rounded Monday's top five with $1.08 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel declined 70 percent from Sunday and 83 percent from last Monday. The 32-day total for Avengers: Age of Ultron stands at $428.63 million. The film is currently in tenth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart and will soon surpass the $435.11 million lifetime gross of 1982's E.T. to move into ninth place.

Poltergeist landed in sixth place with $0.853 million. The PG-13 horror remake from Fox and MGM was down 59 percent from Sunday and down 77 percent from last Monday. Poltergeist has grossed $39.38 million in eleven days and is set to surpass the $40 million mark today. The film is performing on the low end of expectations and is running 7 percent behind the $42.27 million eleven-day gross of 2013's Evil Dead.

Sony's Aloha followed closely behind in seventh with $0.851 million. The Cameron Crowe directed film starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams was down 66 percent from Sunday. Aloha continues to perform below its already scaled back expectations with a soft four-day start of $10.52 million. That places Aloha 25 percent behind the $14.06 million four-day take of 2009's All About Steve.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Aug. 25 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Help$2,640,3690%2,690156$982$82,297,3052Disney / DreamWorks
2Rise of the Planet of the Apes$1,387,9340%3,471-220$400$139,806,2773Fox
3Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$1,003,65911%3,295--$305$15,983,0491Weinstein Company
4The Smurfs$895,06615%3,057-370$293$121,193,4684Sony / Columbia
530 Minutes or Less$682,084-5%2,8880$236$29,102,2732Sony / Columbia
6Conan the Barbarian (2011)$668,011-8%3,015--$222$13,475,5751Lionsgate
7Final Destination 5$631,228-5%3,1550$200$35,359,9452Warner Bros. / New Line
8Fright Night (2011)$626,039-7%3,114--$201$11,178,5511Disney / DreamWorks
9Crazy, Stupid, Love$571,3234%1,940-695$294$66,624,3244Warner Bros.
10Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$529,0524%1,738-676$304$368,240,6926Warner Bros.
11One Day$487,508-1%1,721--$283$7,273,4621Focus
12Captain America: The First Avenger$435,1379%1,988-847$219$166,521,8685Paramount
13Cowboys & Aliens$386,9850%2,213-1097$175$91,146,4754Universal
14The Change-Up$302,105-3%1,633-1280$185$33,293,1353Universal
15Glee: The 3D Concert Movie$271,47011%1,982-58$137$11,501,7342Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Aug. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Horrible Bosses$139,188-1%755-583$184$113,175,9057Warner Bros. / New Line
2Sarah's Key$96,1620%201100$478$3,450,5075Weinstein Company
3Friends With Benefits$68,4613%413-881$166$55,003,3815Sony / Screen Gems
4Transformers: Dark of the Moon$64,8900%484-402$134$348,816,9558Paramount / DreamWorks
5Zookeeper$42,59410%370-378$115$76,942,9667Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Popper's Penguins$33,6740%274-20$123$66,768,38710Fox
8Green Lantern (2011)$32,526-2%2420$134$115,742,18310Warner Bros.
9Kung Fu Panda 2$28,9042%237-15$122$164,067,55813Paramount / DreamWorks
10X-Men: First Class$16,8995%146-37$116$146,010,14512Fox
11The Hangover Part II$14,326-8%193-39$74$254,236,41013Warner Bros.
12Monte Carlo$7,337-1%107-17$69$22,843,7148Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Aug. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$50,37711%490$1,028$11,965,50420Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Tree of Life$21,45929%96-22$224$12,770,41213Fox Searchlight
3The Devil's Double$20,6641%83-6$249$1,085,7324Lionsgate
4Another Earth$18,3192%875$211$1,008,2435Fox Searchlight
5Attack the Block$12,3962%444$282$654,4384Sony / Screen Gems
6Super 8$12,074-12%86-22$140$125,744,10911Paramount
7The Future$10,81619%3111$349$371,9894Roadside Attractions
9Snow Flower and the Secret Fan$6,46214%37-67$175$1,306,5216Fox Searchlight
11Rio (2011)$3,9037%68-31$57$143,574,21119Fox
12A Better Life$2,8727%6514$44$1,743,5849Summit
13Project Nim$1,38518%12-6$115$339,3847Roadside Attractions
145 Days of War$8784%2--$439$9,3101Anchor Bay Films
15Everything Must Go$59426%41$149$2,708,18515Roadside Attractions
16The Conspirator$572220%42$143$11,536,57119Roadside Attractions
17Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$52441%32$175$240,34549Collective Eye
19Daylight (2011)$70-7%1--$70$4,1716Cinema Purgatorio