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 Wed, Jun. 4 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$5,612,603-22%3,948--$1,422$88,447,8511Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,824,137-25%4,0015$706$171,796,1412Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$1,419,590-24%3,158--$450$21,709,4651Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$1,117,001-18%3,501-451$319$178,079,8013Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$897,550-15%2,939-327$305$131,834,8904Universal
6Blended$762,465-17%3,5550$214$31,740,7062Warner Bros.
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$402,062-20%2,152-1008$187$194,017,4255Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$399,096-7%2,329-690$171$29,158,2783Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$170,963-10%1,114-1040$153$81,595,6936Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Jun. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$244,4123%624126$392$7,514,3474Open Road
2Belle$161,267-6%52572$307$6,656,0985Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$159,0967%983-718$162$124,753,3758Fox
4Heaven is for Real$100,987-8%722-998$140$88,320,1337Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$68,841-8%539-834$128$255,384,6209Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$49,488-6%249-111$199$57,486,76413Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$42,959-6%373-271$115$148,769,74411Lionsgate / Summit
8The LEGO Movie$40,6025%302-21$134$255,548,52017Warner Bros.
9The Immigrant$39,6319%1503$264$1,194,3133Weinstein Company
10Moms' Night Out$37,526-25%383-478$98$9,716,7394Sony / TriStar
11The Railway Man$33,515-9%496-104$68$4,146,9728Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$28,367-2%254-32$112$110,129,19913Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$24,7045%1042$238$1,095,9754RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$21,978-17%180-494$122$8,221,9404Clarius Entertainment
15Noah$20,829-1%182-37$114$100,929,75010Paramount
16God's Not Dead$18,916-2%155-90$122$59,851,92111Freestyle / Pure Flix
17Draft Day$11,070-13%17328$64$28,731,9418Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$6,651-12%128-74$52$22,950,3977Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Jun. 4 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$51,487-32%94--$548$487,3501eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$37,3252%390$957$2,494,8879Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$9,72021%133$748$243,9572Roadside Attractions
4A Haunted House 2$5,867-8%74-14$79$17,282,0857Open Road
5Oculus$5,530-9%83-22$67$27,619,6868Relativity Media
6The Hornet's Nest$5,2040%42-15$124$271,3974Freestyle Releasing
7The Quiet Ones$3,275-8%72-20$45$8,506,3476Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$2,767-20%45-123$61$20,040,1966Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,411-19%11-5$128$61,1112UTV Motion Pictures
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$34722%2--$174$47,39717Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$225-54%61$38$250,8816RADiUS-TWC