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 Mon, Jul. 22 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Conjuring$5,536,412-49%2,903--$1,907$47,391,7381Warner Bros. / New Line
2Despicable Me 2$3,457,100-53%3,820-183$905$279,463,4953Universal
3Grown Ups 2$2,752,489-51%3,4910$788$82,140,5152Sony / Columbia
4Turbo$2,703,770-56%3,806--$710$33,719,1541Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pacific Rim$2,052,186-58%3,28510$625$70,334,7092Warner Bros.
6Red 2$1,899,809-60%3,016--$630$19,948,2311Lionsgate / Summit
7R.I.P.D.$1,468,780-55%2,852--$515$14,160,1951Universal
8The Heat$1,202,793-54%2,689-439$447$130,474,0174Fox
9Monsters University$792,520-49%2,186-956$363$249,906,6525Disney
10World War Z$720,006-53%2,066-937$349$187,652,6145Paramount
11The Lone Ranger$569,166-55%2,273-1631$250$81,860,4563Disney
12White House Down$301,601-55%1,454-1112$207$68,754,4764Sony / Columbia
13Man of Steel$253,352-56%1,050-1100$241$285,253,8266Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$236,963-62%304225$779$4,829,8553Fox Searchlight
2Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$229,137-58%748-144$306$30,176,1543Lionsgate / Summit
3This Is The End$173,342-49%622-772$279$94,603,2556Sony / Columbia
4Girl Most Likely$82,500-56%351--$235$776,9471Roadside Attractions
5Now You See Me$62,546-48%333-517$188$114,473,2548Lionsgate / Summit
6Epic$61,963-43%319-33$194$105,657,1649Fox
7Star Trek Into Darkness$55,525-51%250-153$222$225,176,49110Paramount
8The Great Gatsby (2013)$51,031-50%302177$169$143,715,05911Warner Bros.
9Fast & Furious 6$43,245-54%279-113$155$237,164,4709Universal
10The Croods$34,182-45%212-31$161$186,073,37818Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11The Internship$33,126-47%202-31$164$43,615,2487Fox
12The Purge$22,620-44%156-23$145$64,087,0307Universal
13The Hangover Part III$16,472-54%202-63$82$111,899,9199Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 22 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fruitvale Station$91,557-59%3427$2,693$1,423,2542Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$18,837-57%95-43$198$3,851,3467Roadside Attractions
3Unfinished Song$18,139-56%88-3$206$1,088,6855Weinstein Company
4Mud$13,294-50%77-36$173$21,253,63613Roadside Attractions
5The Bling Ring$10,847-49%38-59$285$5,639,4596A24
6The Kings of Summer$5,789-52%35-21$165$1,296,0118CBS Films
742 (2013)$4,607-50%85-20$54$95,005,95015Warner Bros.
8Pain and Gain$4,425-54%70-80$63$49,740,16513Paramount
9Stories We Tell$4,084-39%22-6$186$1,520,48911Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$3,287-54%3631$91$148,5664Brainstorm Media
11The East$3,206-69%31-40$103$2,212,7298Fox Searchlight
12Kon-Tiki$1,202-62%9-12$134$1,468,34013Weinstein Company
13The Sapphires$408-61%10-5$41$2,448,86318Weinstein Company
14Scary Movie 5$379-55%8-25$47$32,014,66815Weinstein / Dimension
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$320-58%42$80$517,03912eOne Films US
16Escape From Planet Earth$194-31%7-48$28$57,012,04123Weinstein Company
17Not Today$46283%10$46$317,94915Freestyle Releasing