'Tomorrowland' Benefits from Saturday Boost with $11.84M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Hold Well; 'Poltergeist' Slips to Fifth PlaceMay 24, 2015 03:50 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Disney reports Tomorrowland posted a solid 22 percent increase from opening day to $11.84 million on Saturday. They estimate this will give the film the weekend edge for first place with $32.159 million for the three-day frame, and $40.707 million over the four-day weekend. IMAX receipts will account for an estimated $5 million of the four-day opening, while Disney reports a near-even split in audience genders. 61 percent of the audience were adults, while 30 percent were families, and 9 percent were teenagers.

Universal reports that Pitch Perfect 2 increased 14 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $11.1 million on Saturday. The studio estimates the smash hit sequel will tally $30.3 million for a second place finish over the three-day frame, giving it $117.8 million in the bank through the end of Sunday. The studio also projects a $37.9 million four-day extended weekend. 

George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road jumped 33 percent from Friday to earn an estimated $9.01 million yesterday. From there, Warner Bros. estimates a three-day haul of $23.885 million, which would give it $87.315 million in total through the end of Sunday. The studio did not provide a four-day weekend estimate at the time of this story's publishing, but BoxOffice projects that figure will land around $29.7 million.

Avengers: Age of Ultron moved up to fourth place as it added another $8.31 million on Saturday. Disney estimates the Marvel sequel will tally $20.895 million for the three-day weekend, giving it $404.065 million in the domestic bank through Sunday's end. The studio projects $26.789 million for the four-day frame.

Fox and MGM's Poltergeist remake slid 21 percent from opening day to $7.375 million as it capped off the top five on Saturday. The studios' official estimate for the three-day weekend is $23.0 million, although they did not provide a four-day projection at the time of publishing. BoxOffice's four-day projection is $28.2 million.

Meanwhile, Far From the Madding Crowd jumped 45 percent from Friday's gross to $0.883 million from 865 locations on Saturday. Fox's three-day estimate is $2.28 million.

Check back tomorrow for updated three-day and four-day estimates from the studios.

Studio Weekend Estimates

1. Tomorrowland ($32.16 million 3-day / $40.71 million 4-day)
2. Pitch Perfect 2 ($30.3 million / $37.9 million)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road ($23.9 million / $29.7 million*)
4. Poltergeist ($23.0 million / $28.2 million*)
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($20.9 million / $26.8 million)
6. Hot Pursuit ($3.48 million / $4.2 million*)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd ($2.28 million / $3.0 million*)
8. Furious 7 ($2.1 million / $2.6 million)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($1.755 million / $2.225 million)
10. Home ($1.68 million / $2.25 million*)
11. The Age of Adaline ($1.45 million / $1.86 million*)

* = denotes BoxOffice's projection

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Jun. 8 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Fault in Our Stars$9,259,822-27%3,173--$2,918$48,002,5231Fox
3Edge of Tomorrow$7,680,847-27%3,490--$2,201$28,760,2461Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$4,468,257-28%3,639-362$1,228$189,556,0803Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,179,020-25%3,1602$690$30,338,4652Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$1,830,620-27%3,110-391$589$185,214,1854Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$1,498,770-31%2,674-265$560$137,925,6505Universal
8Blended$1,140,718-33%2,928-627$390$36,581,3473Warner Bros.
9Chef$796,303-28%1,298674$613$10,383,5245Open Road
10The Amazing Spider-Man 2$598,078-27%1,481-671$404$196,350,2396Sony / Columbia
11Million Dollar Arm$556,253-35%1,643-686$339$31,550,9804Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$245,444-19%702-281$350$125,682,3929Fox
2Belle$234,726-27%476-49$493$7,592,4996Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$133,792-35%489-625$274$82,221,9307Fox
4Holiday (2014)$127,213-19%144--$883$394,7971Reliance Entertainment
5Heaven is for Real$125,502-20%446-276$281$88,807,5238Sony / TriStar
6The LEGO Movie$84,479-28%274-28$308$255,878,39218Warner Bros.
7The Grand Seduction$80,966-31%10713$757$822,8012eOne Films US
8Divergent$70,690-31%298-75$237$149,063,25912Lionsgate / Summit
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$68,100-36%185-64$368$57,777,52214Fox Searchlight
10God's Not Dead$58,060-11%20045$290$60,044,96012Freestyle / Pure Flix
11The Immigrant$57,634-30%145-5$397$1,421,8594Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$55,590-23%224-30$248$110,340,22414Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Moms' Night Out$45,303-23%292-91$155$9,915,4055Sony / TriStar
15The Railway Man$17,789-14%177-319$101$4,232,8989Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$11,828-29%113-60$105$28,786,1439Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$7,290-26%105-23$69$22,982,0578Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jun. 8 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$77,925-38%9885$795$536,7123Roadside Attractions
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$32,317-8%390$829$2,650,46610Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$31,218-13%88-16$355$1,215,7345RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$25,786-13%9954$260$20,120,0297Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,998-27%84-96$131$8,279,2355Clarius Entertainment
6A Haunted House 2$8,585-18%44-30$195$17,314,4848Open Road
7Oculus$7,537-18%47-36$160$27,647,8099Relativity Media
8Filmistaan$7,041-52%24--$293$31,1131UTV Motion Pictures
9The Hornet's Nest$3,705-27%16-26$232$288,2145Freestyle Releasing
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,4934604%2-2$1,247$138,4998Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$845-11%3-3$282$253,8057RADiUS-TWC
12The Unknown Known$66640%32$222$271,17510RADiUS-TWC
13Heropanti$8826%3-8$29$62,2453UTV Motion Pictures