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 Tue, Jul. 3 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man$35,016,8844020%4,318--$8,110$35,866,8840Sony / Columbia
2Ted (2012)$8,453,790-3%3,239--$2,610$71,598,1001Universal
3Brave$5,780,5017%3,966-198$1,458$142,936,9582Disney
4Magic Mike$5,468,4039%2,930--$1,866$49,617,7631Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,640,96311%2,161--$1,222$30,402,8701Lionsgate
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$2,162,9059%3,715-205$582$184,187,8344Paramount / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$790,914-6%2,757-351$287$30,679,9072Fox
8People Like Us$672,56028%2,055--$327$5,453,6701Disney / DreamWorks
9Snow White and the Huntsman$549,735-16%1,641-1278$335$146,888,7405Universal
10Marvel's The Avengers$544,755-24%1,352-878$403$607,764,2769Disney
11Prometheus$543,754-23%1,384-1478$393$119,505,2684Fox
12Men in Black 3$460,6172%1,117-1345$412$170,631,9596Sony / Columbia
13That's My Boy$308,120-16%1,030-2000$299$35,093,6523Sony / Columbia
14Rock of Ages$301,028-24%1,250-2220$241$35,722,9913Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$873,41623%854459$1,023$20,046,6366Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$168,744-13%419-322$403$40,787,5779Fox Searchlight
3Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$90,728-41%621-1004$146$6,862,4492Focus
4Dark Shadows$71,20214%36563$195$76,414,5358Warner Bros.
5The Hunger Games$69,598-7%278-136$250$403,913,66615Lionsgate
6Safety Not Guaranteed$50,320-3%112-17$449$1,786,2584FilmDistrict
7Battleship$44,5400%308-175$145$63,958,1457Universal
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$38,38027%202-32$190$213,287,01018Universal
9Mirror Mirror$25,40819%166-56$153$64,540,74914Relativity Media
10What to Expect When You're Expecting$19,992-12%203-208$98$40,178,7147Lionsgate
11The Dictator$19,548-14%130-186$150$59,135,9787Paramount
12The Cabin in the Woods$14,4296%149-47$97$41,971,49912Lionsgate
13The Three Stooges$12,0235%117-37$103$43,832,85412Fox
14The Lucky One (2012)$11,79114%115-87$103$60,326,13111Warner Bros.
15Chernobyl Diaries$10,652-3%145-95$73$18,048,0856Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jul. 3 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$67,4504%520$1,297$4,674,50711Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$53,27419%68-6$783$2,677,3546Weinstein Company
3Beasts of the Southern Wild$30,42131%4--$7,605$274,5141Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$13,585-7%330$412$19,743,12165Warner Bros. / IMAX
5For Greater Glory$8,842-44%47-113$188$5,337,7145ARC Entertainment
6The Raven$4,75415%78-55$61$15,992,71810Relativity Media
7Lola Versus$2,3800%30-20$79$245,2014Fox Searchlight
8Crooked Arrows$1,198-55%13-12$92$1,808,6777Branded/Peck Films
9Rowdy Rathore$376-27%2--$188$776,8715UTV Communications