'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. 31 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 31 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$10,744,690115%3,68628$2,915$146,584,2152Universal
2Now You See Me$10,061,689--2,925--$3,440$10,061,6891Lionsgate / Summit
3After Earth$9,840,651--3,401--$2,893$9,840,6511Sony / Columbia
4The Hangover Part III$5,234,69393%3,56510$1,468$77,390,3472Warner Bros.
5Star Trek Into Darkness$4,454,05674%3,585-322$1,242$169,210,5423Paramount
7Iron Man 3$2,252,84694%2,895-529$778$378,998,1315Disney
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,962,73660%2,635-455$745$123,953,6284Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 31 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$321,859112%579-133$556$15,981,6506Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$171,77191%506-502$339$180,094,83211Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$142,35456%501-414$284$91,961,8088Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$123,330153%357-215$345$87,796,2957Universal
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$76,514105%286-60$268$121,388,27610Paramount
6Pain and Gain$51,98912%207-796$251$48,946,7426Paramount
7Escape From Planet Earth$49,10357%268-78$183$56,176,20716Weinstein Company
8Identity Thief$37,500186%150-37$250$134,363,67517Universal
9The Call$31,452--138-28$228$51,670,28012Sony / TriStar
10Olympus Has Fallen$25,45768%149-60$171$97,802,12911FilmDistrict
11The Place Beyond the Pines$22,19538%103-25$215$21,073,18410Focus
12The Big Wedding$19,85118%126-139$158$21,231,0456Lionsgate
13Jack the Giant Slayer$19,83570%143-42$139$65,059,33314Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$19,738-3%121-364$163$8,992,6024Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 31 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$35,913133%7410$485$792,5386Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$29,879158%3913$766$816,8584Roadside Attractions
3The East$19,499--4--$4,875$19,4991Fox Searchlight
4To the Arctic 3D$19,052157%520$366$12,678,96659Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Kings of Summer$17,771--4--$4,443$17,7711CBS Films
6Not Today$17,3812062%1813$966$216,4538Freestyle Releasing
7The Sapphires$15,635100%58-3$270$2,168,01311Weinstein Company
8Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$11,02625%381$290$355,5775eOne Films US
9We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$7,279143%117$662$50,0902Focus World
10Born to Be Wild 3D$6,83154%300$228$22,716,695113Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Scary Movie 5$5,27924%51-120$104$31,399,0498Weinstein / Dimension
12Evil Dead$3,665--40-18$92$54,128,1099Sony / TriStar
13Girl Rising$3,480-84%30-33$116$1,343,70713Gathr Films
14Spring Breakers$3,223-31%40-30$81$14,105,32412A24
15From Up on Poppy Hill$2,506-3%12-12$209$975,07512GKIDS
16Silver Linings Playbook$2,50327%23-12$109$132,083,28129Weinstein Company
17Quartet$2,375-9%17-13$140$18,254,35421Weinstein Company
19Emperor$914-15%6-2$152$3,338,95913Roadside Attractions
20A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$174-92%10$174$17,1202Rialto Pictures
21Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$77--2--$39$771Cinema Purgatorio
22The Painting (2013)$12-99%1-5$12$20,6984GKIDS