'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 Mon, Jul. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Hercules (2014)$3,337,517-61%3,595--$928$33,137,7801Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$2,211,648-58%3,668-301$603$174,667,5373Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$1,526,550-50%2,85650$535$53,385,4552Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,499,628-51%3,83913$391$36,847,1062Disney
6Sex Tape$865,371-51%3,0620$283$27,818,9532Sony / Columbia
7Transformers: Age of Extinction$669,180-55%2,476-748$270$237,124,2085Paramount
8And So It Goes$576,647-59%1,762--$327$5,218,9761Clarius Entertainment
9Tammy$456,136-52%2,562-840$178$78,657,4464Warner Bros. / New Line
10How to Train Your Dragon 2$435,441-44%1,358-811$321$166,099,2407Fox / DreamWorks Animation
1122 Jump Street$407,232-47%1,613-616$252$186,161,8027Sony / Columbia
13Earth to Echo$245,744-40%1,272-1178$193$35,777,5704Relativity Media
14Begin Again$196,044-60%1,244-58$158$12,506,7975Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$270,416-67%361--$749$2,957,6431Roadside Attractions
2Boyhood$228,212--10773$2,133$4,390,8933IFC Films
3Kick$203,900-31%177--$1,152$1,275,2731UTV Motion Pictures
4Wish I Was Here$144,571-60%625557$231$2,024,3592Focus
5The Fluffy Movie$144,101-61%432--$334$1,455,5471Open Road
6America (2014)$128,691-56%760-270$169$13,371,1955Lionsgate
7Chef$99,225-61%405-147$245$27,361,90912Open Road
8The Fault in Our Stars$98,560-35%387-170$255$122,802,5548Fox
9Jersey Boys$73,274-55%462-541$159$45,713,2906Warner Bros.
10Edge of Tomorrow$71,014-52%353-249$201$97,780,5318Warner Bros.
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$58,817-51%289-98$204$231,331,68710Fox
12Godzilla (2014)$56,621-54%302-24$187$199,760,64611Warner Bros.
13Rio 2$38,333-41%230-26$167$130,716,99516Fox
15Blended$31,033-49%223-62$139$45,638,52310Warner Bros.
16Neighbors (2014)$26,965-50%208-22$130$149,516,89012Universal
17The LEGO Movie$9,667-28%2020$48$257,592,58125Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,431-4%410$1,425$5,088,95717Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$13,370-38%74-16$181$3,112,6109eOne Films US
3I Origins$11,493-55%7672$151$130,3222Fox Searchlight
4Belle$9,505-49%58-34$164$10,586,11513Fox Searchlight
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$5,766-26%58-5$99$111,347,63321Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Other Woman (2014)$3,665-35%39-21$94$83,869,38614Fox
7Words and Pictures$3,531-62%28--$126$2,115,82010Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$1,791-67%8-3$224$244,1495Weinstein Company
9Come Back to Me$998-20%10--$100$5,1541Freestyle Releasing
10Fed Up$820-61%131$63$1,529,06012RADiUS-TWC
11God's Not Dead$542-63%9-2$60$60,747,24619Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$180-22%4-6$45$209,2378RADiUS-TWC
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$179-52%6-2$30$8,461,16912Clarius Entertainment
14The Hornet's Nest$94-71%10$94$312,06912Freestyle Releasing
15A Long Way Off$47-77%1--$47$28,9988Moving Visions Entertainment