Grosses

'Tomorrowland' Takes Friday with $9.74M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Adds $9.7M; 'Poltergeist' Bows to $9.35M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Holds Well with $6.75MMay 23, 2015 03:45 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Disney's Tomorrowland opened in first place yesterday with $9.737 million. The latest outing from respected filmmaker Brad Bird will likely concede to Pitch Perfect 2 for the weekend, though. Tomorrowland's opening day was notably lower than Disney's own Prince of Persia adaptation, which opened to a $10.21 million first day during Memorial Weekend back in 2010. Reviews are also in the disappointing category with a 49 percent score from critics, while word of mouth appears mixed thanks to a 64 percent audience score as of this morning. It remains to be seen whether Disney's core young/family audience turn out over the weekend, but for now, we're projecting a $30.9 million three-day weekend and $38 million four-day weekend for a second place opening overall.

Universal reports Pitch Perfect 2 was off 65 percent from its opening day last week to $9.7 million yesterday in second place on Friday. That gives the smash comedy sequel a domestic total of $97.2 million through eight days of play -- 31 percent ahead of the studio's Neighbors last year. Universal projects a $32.9 million three-day haul and $41.1 million four-day frame, which would impressively give it first place on both counts for a second straight week.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake also fell below expectations yesterday with a $9.35 million bow in third place. That's lower than the Evil Dead remake's $11.9 million first day in 2013, and the outlook isn't encouraging with the film's 37 percent score among critics and 35 percent among audiences. BoxOffice projects a $23.8 million three-day frame and $29.2 million four-day for a fourth place finish.

Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road took in $6.745 million to begin its second frame, down 59 percent from opening day last week. That Friday-to-Friday drop compares favorably against the likes of Lucy (68 percent) and Prometheus (73 percent) and brings Max's total to $70.18 million thus far. The strongly received franchise revival pic looks to earn $24 million over the three-day and $29.9 million over the four-day frame.

Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron pulled $5.36 million yesterday for a 46 percent week-to-week decline. Marvel's latest blockbuster has tallied $388.53 million domestically through 22 days of play, keeping it on its previous pace between the first Avengers and Iron Man 3. BoxOffice projects $20.1 million for the three-day and $25.7 million for the four-day.

Expanding into semi-wide release in 865 locations, Far from the Madding Crowd brought in $0.61 million yesterday, giving it $3.77 million in the bank so far. BoxOffice projects a $2.2 million three-day and $2.9 million four-day.

Check BoxOffice on Sunday for official weekend estimates from the studios.

3-Day and 4-Day Projections

1. Pitch Perfect 2 ($32.9 million / $41.1 million)
2. Tomorrowland ($30.9 million / $38 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($24 million / $29.9 million)
4. Poltergeist ($23.8 million / $29.2 million)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.1 million / $25.7 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.2 million / $3.9 million)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.2 million / $2.9 million)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.7 million / $2.3 million)
10. Home ($1.5 million / $2 million)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.4 million / $1.8 million) 

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, May. 3 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$68,858,555--4,253--$16,191$68,858,5551Disney
2Pain and Gain$2,352,450113%3,28710$716$28,671,5252Paramount
342 (2013)$1,781,277150%3,345-60$533$73,907,0474Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$1,714,98585%3,430-362$500$71,886,9003Universal
5The Big Wedding$1,215,925110%2,6330$462$11,550,4902Lionsgate
6The Croods$972,040239%2,915-368$333$165,490,1997Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$724,098525%1,160-450$624$227,470,0309Disney
8Scary Movie 5$467,731250%1,857-876$252$28,636,0394Weinstein / Dimension
9The Place Beyond the Pines$380,57063%1,162-422$328$17,777,2106Focus
10G.I. Joe: Retaliation$359,75991%1,804-903$199$117,842,0756Paramount
11Olympus Has Fallen$345,92768%1,632-702$212$94,525,8067FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$635,373242%576213$1,103$3,643,2712Roadside Attractions
2Jurassic Park 3D$240,09544%980-868$245$43,100,0805Universal
3Evil Dead$200,17641%959-1227$209$52,785,6655Sony / TriStar
4Tyler Perry's Temptation$116,55285%504-438$231$51,070,4636Lionsgate
5Jack the Giant Slayer$76,487171%335-30$228$63,932,62710Warner Bros. / New Line
6Silver Linings Playbook$61,604223%468107$132$131,566,56825Weinstein Company
7Identity Thief$59,995180%300-125$200$133,310,39013Universal
8The Host (2013)$49,61574%290-321$171$26,041,7126Open Road
9Filly Brown$45,25081%204-55$222$2,479,6743Lionsgate / Pantelion
10The Sapphires$37,48992%123-3$305$1,526,9717Weinstein Company
11Snitch (2013)$36,344144%215-37$169$42,424,64011Lionsgate / Summit
12Escape From Planet Earth$35,594271%257-26$138$55,122,35612Weinstein Company
13The Call$28,480--200-313$142$50,870,1778Sony / TriStar
14Safe Haven$24,19998%169-90$143$71,158,76512Relativity Media
15Side Effects (2013)$20,123229%16557$122$32,040,00113Open Road
16Warm Bodies$17,786118%140-50$127$66,317,45114Lionsgate / Summit
17Admission$13,07115%113-166$116$17,757,3047Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$18,679101%520$359$12,346,42255Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$18,607--20--$930$18,6071Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Kon-Tiki$18,596610%1412$1,328$51,7722Weinstein Company
4Life of Pi$15,581104%99-32$157$124,714,44224Fox
5A Good Day to Die Hard$12,918187%72-50$179$67,265,51412Fox
6Trance$12,7486%86-71$148$2,188,2855Fox Searchlight
7Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$12,028--4--$3,007$12,0281eOne Films US
8Quartet$11,747-5%86-44$137$18,064,32517Weinstein Company
9The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$9,25536%82-103$113$22,502,6328Warner Bros. / New Line
10From Up on Poppy Hill$9,01452%39-5$231$829,7548GKIDS
11Born to Be Wild 3D$8,811110%300$294$22,560,075109Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Spring Breakers$8,59221%43-29$200$13,982,9208A24
1321 And Over$7,9699%82-54$97$25,633,50110Relativity Media
14The Lords of Salem$7,538-49%50-230$151$1,126,8673Anchor Bay Films
15Starbuck$5,728163%281$205$3,742,5537eOne Films US
16The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$4,195173%10-15$420$527,73810Methinx Entertainment
17Dark Skies$3,71471%29-34$128$17,356,89211Weinstein / Dimension
18Parental Guidance$3,083131%42-19$73$77,230,45519Fox
19Camp (2013)$2,8995%12-16$242$307,05811Freestyle Releasing
20Emperor$2,72442%20-6$136$3,303,6779Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,605490%30$535$150,5964Freestyle Releasing
22Django Unchained$1,380-11%12-26$115$162,797,42719Weinstein Company
23Girl Rising$1,300-95%39-33$33$1,095,0879Gathr Films