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, May. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$8,207,674-58%3,996--$2,054$118,784,2781Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$2,689,400-64%3,9520$681$158,475,0652Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$1,583,660-49%3,266-45$485$118,387,2553Universal
4Blended$1,374,160-60%3,555--$387$19,109,3651Warner Bros.
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$728,078-67%3,160-831$230$187,839,9094Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$624,737-72%3,0190$207$23,328,1832Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$411,582-48%2,154-900$191$79,015,7315Fox
8Rio 2$233,436-75%1,701-670$137$122,742,1767Fox
9Heaven is for Real$222,960-71%1,720-1173$130$86,813,0446Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$161,168-69%1,373-898$117$254,273,2648Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$213,222-70%498426$428$4,477,3053Open Road
2Belle$179,430-66%453280$396$4,563,3804Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$118,253-51%861-185$137$9,101,3253Sony / TriStar
4The Railway Man$76,574-57%600417$128$3,697,4727Weinstein Company
5Divergent$74,570-64%644-347$116$148,182,77610Lionsgate / Summit
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$70,879-59%360-270$197$56,834,08112Fox Searchlight
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$62,884-65%674-1904$93$7,926,8183Clarius Entertainment
8The Immigrant$45,173-64%147144$307$684,2902Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$33,889-75%323-32$105$255,089,69416Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$30,397-64%245-535$124$59,619,67110Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$27,287-59%10247$268$797,8823RADiUS-TWC
12Noah$26,628-61%219-67$122$100,669,4459Paramount
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,514-72%286-33$93$109,797,98712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Non-Stop (2014)$13,770-57%153-67$90$91,713,01513Universal
15Transcendence$9,985-57%202-113$49$22,861,9436Warner Bros.
16Brick Mansions$9,972-54%168-556$59$19,992,9315Relativity Media
17Oculus$9,041-41%105-35$86$27,548,2687Relativity Media
18Draft Day$7,035-69%145-350$49$28,599,5697Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,547-19%392$937$2,201,2978Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$9,443-69%5740$166$188,9263Freestyle Releasing
3A Haunted House 2$7,871-60%88-36$89$17,199,4746Open Road
4Words and Pictures$7,067-74%10--$707$122,5031Roadside Attractions
5Heropanti$5,193-9%16--$325$43,7371UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$4,292-55%92-249$47$8,461,4325Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$2,323-66%71-84$33$106,573,13212Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$968-48%1--$968$8,6351Rialto Pictures
92 States$47523%4-28$119$2,237,4906UTV Motion Pictures
10Bad Words$462-41%21-62$22$7,778,81111Focus
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$200-11%4-4$50$128,4266Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$179-63%5-19$36$247,5625RADiUS-TWC
13Grand D├ępart$71-41%1--$71$5301Rialto Premieres
14The Unknown Known$50-17%52$10$268,7808RADiUS-TWC