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 Tue, Jun. 3 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$7,196,20816%3,948--$1,823$82,835,2481Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$3,787,89520%4,0015$947$168,972,0042Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,864,63515%3,158--$590$20,289,8751Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,370,13519%3,501-451$391$176,962,8003Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$1,059,45016%2,939-327$360$130,937,3404Universal
6Blended$918,37130%3,5550$258$30,978,2412Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$501,11932%2,152-1008$233$193,615,3635Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$429,36225%2,329-690$184$28,759,1823Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$190,34420%1,114-1040$171$81,424,7306Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$237,29415%624126$380$7,269,9354Open Road
2Belle$170,73626%52572$325$6,494,8315Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$148,96520%983-718$152$124,594,2798Fox
4Heaven is for Real$110,35616%722-998$153$88,219,1467Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$74,64516%539-834$138$255,315,7799Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$52,85016%249-111$212$57,437,27613Fox Searchlight
7Moms' Night Out$49,97128%383-478$130$9,679,2134Sony / TriStar
8Divergent$45,68213%373-271$122$148,726,78511Lionsgate / Summit
9The LEGO Movie$38,66920%302-21$128$255,507,91817Warner Bros.
10The Railway Man$36,99837%496-104$75$4,113,4578Weinstein Company
11The Immigrant$36,25610%1503$242$1,154,6823Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$28,97631%254-32$114$110,100,83213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$26,52064%180-494$147$8,199,9624Clarius Entertainment
14Fed Up$23,6306%1042$227$1,071,2714RADiUS-TWC
15Noah$21,08012%182-37$116$100,908,92110Paramount
16God's Not Dead$19,28417%155-90$124$59,833,00511Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Draft Day$12,70930%17328$73$28,720,8718Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$7,56133%128-74$59$22,943,7467Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$76,016111%94--$809$435,8631eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,72833%390$942$2,457,5629Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$8,063-5%133$620$234,2372Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$6,3775%74-14$86$17,276,2187Open Road
5Oculus$6,08221%83-22$73$27,614,1568Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$5,2041%42-15$124$266,1934Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,5625%72-20$49$8,503,0726Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$3,45933%45-123$77$20,037,4296Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,737114%11-5$158$59,7002UTV Motion Pictures
10The Unknown Known$7201957%1-4$720$269,9069RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$488217%61$81$250,6566RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$28558%2--$143$47,05017Rialto Pictures