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 Sun, Apr. 29 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$4,413,742-43%2,0150$2,190$60,472,1992Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$3,305,552-35%3,358--$984$11,137,7341Sony / Columbia
3The Hunger Games$2,854,029-43%3,572-180$799$372,019,0216Lionsgate
4The Five-Year Engagement$2,596,900-43%2,936--$885$10,610,0601Universal
5The Lucky One (2012)$2,283,898-51%3,17520$719$39,409,7192Warner Bros.
6Safe (2012)$2,140,655-32%2,266--$945$7,892,5391Lionsgate
7The Raven$1,823,040-38%2,203--$828$7,289,6421Relativity Media
8Chimpanzee$1,446,324-34%1,5674$923$18,920,7942Disneynature
9The Three Stooges$1,404,652-43%3,105-377$452$36,907,9653Fox
10The Cabin in the Woods$1,187,935-41%2,639-172$450$34,783,3203Lionsgate
1121 Jump Street$733,421-46%1,820-607$403$131,937,5727Sony / Columbia
12American Reunion$678,510-48%2,154-879$315$53,471,7354Universal
13Mirror Mirror$630,591-39%2,017-921$313$58,870,3605Relativity Media
14Wrath of the Titans$568,844-36%1,572-930$362$80,524,8195Warner Bros.
15Titanic 3D$549,312-35%1,409-1106$390$56,280,8754Paramount
16Lockout$247,853-41%1,259-1076$197$13,334,9363Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$251,655-37%883-700$285$208,435,7509Universal
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$149,926-36%401-43$374$101,883,41712Warner Bros. / New Line
3Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$103,203-51%335-111$308$7,777,8468CBS Films
4Bully (2012)$99,221-25%2630$377$2,123,8695Weinstein Company
5Act of Valor$43,312-36%28556$152$69,681,47110Relativity Media
6Safe House$41,220-46%229-72$180$125,855,85512Universal
7This Means War$36,481-55%232-61$157$54,351,03711Fox
8A Thousand Words$33,333-37%1691$197$18,071,0018Paramount
9The Vow$25,977-52%218-79$119$124,808,53312Sony / Screen Gems
10Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$23,846-44%127-48$188$51,662,23011Sony / Columbia
11Chronicle$21,585-36%121-16$178$64,416,42213Fox
12Project X (2012)$21,208-35%155-103$137$54,637,0079Warner Bros.
13Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$14,897-39%111-24$134$132,990,69120Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 29 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$71,727-20%500$1,435$668,1312Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$23,915-34%67-39$357$1,082,2993Code Black Entertainment
3Born to Be Wild 3D$20,608-24%342$606$18,496,71256Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Jeff Who Lives at Home$13,578-51%79-43$172$4,138,1987Paramount Vantage
5Blue Like Jazz$9,631-37%46-80$209$551,7423Roadside Attractions
6Sound of My Voice$7,765-52%5--$1,553$36,1341Fox Searchlight
7Casa de mi Padre$7,369-15%36-22$205$5,812,3107Lionsgate / Pantelion
8The Artist$7,172-50%50-36$143$44,210,85723Weinstein Company
9The Woman in Black$7,011-45%63-27$111$54,322,27313CBS Films
10Friends With Kids$6,373-57%53-30$120$7,154,9548Roadside Attractions
11We Bought a Zoo$6,120-54%52-14$118$75,586,71019Fox
12Touchback$5,872-50%28-41$210$183,3153Anchor Bay Films
13Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,630-38%27-5$209$43,430,96412Fox
14Coriolanus$4,605-34%140$329$707,28415Weinstein Company
15Red Tails$3,781-48%23-16$164$49,848,19415Fox
16Albert Nobbs$3,13717%161$196$3,009,27614Roadside Attractions
17Undefeated$2,912-41%203$146$519,65411Weinstein Company
18Silent House (2012)$2,487-57%22-37$113$12,750,8968Open Road
19Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$1,632-79%39-42$42$34,876,48610Lionsgate
20W.E.$1,396-47%10-5$140$576,02913Weinstein Company