'Tomorrowland' Benefits from Saturday Boost with $11.84M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Hold Well; 'Poltergeist' Slips to Fifth PlaceMay 24, 2015 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports Tomorrowland posted a solid 22 percent increase from opening day to $11.84 million on Saturday. They estimate this will give the film the weekend edge for first place with $32.159 million for the three-day frame, and $40.707 million over the four-day weekend. IMAX receipts will account for an estimated $5 million of the four-day opening, while Disney reports a near-even split in audience genders. 61 percent of the audience were adults, while 30 percent were families, and 9 percent were teenagers.

Universal reports that Pitch Perfect 2 increased 14 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $11.1 million on Saturday. The studio estimates the smash hit sequel will tally $30.3 million for a second place finish over the three-day frame, giving it $117.8 million in the bank through the end of Sunday. The studio also projects a $37.9 million four-day extended weekend. 

George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road jumped 33 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $9.01 million yesterday. From there, Warner Bros. estimates a three-day haul of $23.885 million, which would give it $87.315 million in total through the end of Sunday. The studio did not provide a four-day weekend estimate at the time of this story's publishing, but BoxOffice projects that figure will land around $29.7 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron moved up to fourth place as it added another $8.31 million on Saturday. Disney estimates the Marvel sequel will tally $20.895 million for the three-day weekend, giving it $404.065 million in the domestic bank through Sunday's end. The studio projects $26.789 million for the four-day frame.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake slid 21 percent from opening day to $7.375 million as it capped off the top five on Saturday. The studios' official estimate for the three-day weekend is $23.0 million, although they did not provide a four-day projection at the time of publishing. BoxOffice's four-day projection is $28.2 million.

Meanwhile, Far From the Madding Crowd jumped 45 percent from Friday's gross to $0.883 million from 865 locations on Saturday. Fox's three-day estimate is $2.28 million.

Check back tomorrow for updated three-day and four-day estimates from the studios.

Studio Weekend Estimates

1. Tomorrowland ($32.16 million 3-day / $40.71 million 4-day)
2. Pitch Perfect 2 ($30.3 million / $37.9 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($23.9 million / $29.7 million*)
4. Poltergeist ($23.0 million / $28.2 million*)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.9 million / $26.8 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.48 million / $4.2 million*)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.28 million / $3.0 million*)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.755 million / $2.225 million)
10. Home ($1.68 million / $2.25 million*)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.45 million / $1.86 million*)

* = denotes BoxOffice's projection

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Mar. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,646,564-36%3,9120$2,977$144,056,3262Disney
2The Call$4,093,980-40%2,507--$1,633$17,118,7451Sony / TriStar
3The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$2,352,597-43%3,160--$744$10,177,2571Warner Bros. / New Line
4Jack the Giant Slayer$1,779,200-36%3,357-168$530$54,007,6353Warner Bros. / New Line
5Identity Thief$1,037,330-49%2,842-160$365$123,606,1756Universal
6Snitch (2013)$905,516-42%2,35313$385$37,261,8954Lionsgate / Summit
7Escape From Planet Earth$706,910-30%2,211-338$320$52,178,0005Weinstein Company
821 And Over$654,507-39%2,424-347$270$21,918,7403Relativity Media
9Dead Man Down$611,114-30%2,1880$279$9,373,3692FilmDistrict
10Silver Linings Playbook$581,751-51%1,602-125$363$124,551,78218Weinstein Company
11Safe Haven$515,107-53%2,206-335$234$66,911,0395Relativity Media
12A Good Day to Die Hard$308,599-40%1,117-608$276$65,471,6465Fox
13The Last Exorcism Part II$235,619-60%1,575-1125$150$14,381,1743CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$335,108-40%646-25$519$121,344,82617Fox
2Quartet$259,291-37%688-27$377$14,833,59110Weinstein Company
3Emperor$163,046-42%31150$524$2,028,5812Roadside Attractions
4Side Effects (2013)$140,233-45%402-200$349$30,482,7816Open Road
5Warm Bodies$134,440-46%659-393$204$64,580,2007Lionsgate / Summit
6Argo$122,518-50%540-201$227$135,178,25123Warner Bros.
7Dark Skies$114,341-53%703-802$163$16,647,1164Weinstein / Dimension
8Zero Dark Thirty$108,980-46%450-72$242$95,314,28113Sony / Columbia
9Lincoln$104,508-42%46634$224$181,408,46719Disney / DreamWorks
10The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$88,346-38%305-32$290$302,393,02114Warner Bros. / New Line
11Django Unchained$70,479-45%266-70$265$161,583,27112Weinstein Company
12Les Miserables (2012)$53,020-41%241-45$220$148,478,39012Universal
13Rise of The Guardians$51,586-29%213-62$242$103,005,66517Paramount / DreamWorks
14Parental Guidance$37,535-41%2223$169$76,543,90012Fox
16Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$26,964-37%130-95$207$54,679,1068Paramount
17The Impossible$22,196-39%105-9$211$18,614,62413Lionsgate / Summit
18Jack Reacher$19,464-44%130-64$150$80,033,64313Paramount
19Beautiful Creatures (2013)$17,535-47%125-156$140$19,173,8925Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Mar. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stoker$73,600-33%9477$783$645,6573Fox Searchlight
2From Up on Poppy Hill$21,057-22%2--$10,529$57,5851GKIDS
4Bless Me, Ultima$16,522-14%45-7$367$1,465,1324Arenas Entertainment
5The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$13,350-42%45-11$297$311,8853Methinx Entertainment
6To the Arctic 3D$11,567-48%520$222$11,689,88548Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Kai Po Che$11,013-46%42-29$262$1,080,3844UTV Motion Pictures
8Gangster Squad$9,413-29%50-40$188$45,920,38010Warner Bros.
9Born to Be Wild 3D$8,371-39%300$279$22,206,827102Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Hyde Park on Hudson$5,714-45%31-8$184$6,336,68315Focus
11Camp (2013)$4,819-28%1511$321$64,8764Freestyle Releasing