Grosses

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Moves Into First on Tuesday with $3.05M; 'Tomorrowland' Places in Second with $2.91M, 'Pitch Perfect 2' Third with $2.87MMay 27, 2015 01:01 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road was up two spots from Monday to move into first place on Tuesday with $3.05 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 54 percent from Monday and down a solid 39.5 percent from last Tuesday. Mad Max: Fury Road has grossed $97.76 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $100 million domestic mark either today or Thursday. The film is currently running 3.5 percent ahead of the $94.43 million twelve-day take of 2012's Prometheus.

Disney's Tomorrowland was down one spot and 70 percent from Monday to land in second with $2.91 million. Tuesday's sizable percentage decline is further evidence of the film's appeal with family audiences, as Memorial Day grosses are typically inflated for family films. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson has grossed $45.59 million in five days. While that is on the lower end of expectations, the film is still off to an underwhelming start with its large price tag in mind. Tomorrowland is running a slim 2 percent ahead of the $44.68 million five-day start of 2011's Super 8.

Pitch Perfect 2 was also down one spot from Monday to take third place with $2.87 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick fell 61 percent from Monday and 46 percent from last Tuesday. Pitch Perfect 2 continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a twelve-day take of $128.61 million. That places the film an impressive 34 percent ahead of the $95.66 million twelve-day gross of last year's Neighbors.

Avengers: Age of Ultron held steady in fourth place with $1.95 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 70 percent from Monday and down a very solid 35.5 percent from last Tuesday. Avengers: Age of Ultron has grossed $413.32 million in 26 days. Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Avengers: Age of Ultron is now the 14th highest grossing film of all time domestically and will soon surpass the $415.00 million final gross of 2010's Toy Story 3 to move into 13th place.

Poltergeist grossed $1.77 million to remain in fifth place on Tuesday. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM was down 52 percent from Monday. That represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases, which is some welcome news after the film's initial front-loading over the weekend. Poltergeist has grossed $28.12 million in five days. That is in line with the film's wide ranging expectations and is 4 percent behind the $29.33 million five-day start of 2013's Evil Dead.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Aug. 16 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$11,618,10445%3,980135$2,919$108,870,8272Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$10,353,88249%3,697-391$2,801$214,840,2793Disney
3Let's Be Cops$6,864,19521%3,094--$2,219$20,955,9651Fox
4The Expendables 3$5,728,329-4%3,221--$1,778$11,678,4981Lionsgate
5The Giver$4,445,044-6%3,003--$1,480$9,195,5331Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$3,342,11343%3,4340$973$29,300,4742Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$2,983,77844%2,04320$1,460$21,567,9272Disney / DreamWorks
8Lucy$2,281,53543%2,520-627$905$106,100,3904Universal
9Step Up All In$1,079,48532%2,0720$521$11,047,4512Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$917,32944%1,475-1421$622$67,595,1894Paramount
11Get On Up$842,81058%1,101-1368$765$26,477,9803Universal
12Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$834,31356%1,262-1044$661$201,281,4796Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$552,50267%644-157$858$12,271,8804Roadside Attractions
2Planes: Fire and Rescue$422,04354%960-1320$440$55,391,6185Disney
3What If$324,04615%787767$412$812,3002CBS Films
4The Purge: Anarchy$270,51549%575-1027$470$69,945,8855Universal
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$246,07756%377-149$653$171,066,32710Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Calvary$168,19559%13086$1,294$764,2673Fox Searchlight
7Sex Tape$143,38033%317-627$452$37,690,2395Sony / Columbia
8And So It Goes$138,56347%362-749$383$14,224,2124Clarius Entertainment
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$101,22855%223-4$454$232,406,62813Fox
1022 Jump Street$100,43134%172-141$584$189,885,32510Sony / Columbia
11Tammy$92,70531%276-274$336$83,092,1007Warner Bros. / New Line
12Edge of Tomorrow$88,54938%261-4$339$99,633,68811Warner Bros.
13Transformers: Age of Extinction$87,77061%206-374$426$243,279,1678Paramount
14The Fault in Our Stars$75,13330%206-17$365$124,129,94511Fox
15Chef$75,11277%122-120$616$29,245,36915Open Road
16Earth to Echo$38,90860%154-63$253$37,643,7317Relativity Media
17Godzilla (2014)$33,37661%118-60$283$200,560,71614Warner Bros.
18Blended$29,59459%111-33$267$46,190,97513Warner Bros.
19Rio 2$29,40564%128-38$230$131,394,78319Fox
20Neighbors (2014)$27,08050%106-33$255$150,036,94515Universal
21Jersey Boys$25,94747%115-35$226$46,603,6089Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$58,18323%410$1,419$6,079,39720Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Yves Saint Laurent$43,90246%1812$2,439$354,6058Weinstein Company
3Think Like a Man Too$29,22050%9362$314$65,160,8179Sony / Screen Gems
4Begin Again$25,18366%62-183$406$14,440,3678Weinstein Company
5Snowpiercer$17,44434%42-29$415$4,363,1308RADiUS-TWC
6The Fluffy Movie$16,56242%51-105$325$2,773,2054Open Road
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$15,24956%77-27$198$202,842,10716Sony / Columbia
8Wish I Was Here$11,67530%54-148$216$3,528,2425Focus
9The Grand Seduction$10,20649%25-8$408$3,321,12312eOne Films US
10America (2014)$8,31454%62-59$134$14,370,4098Lionsgate
11Kick$8,17340%16-58$511$2,453,7594UTV Motion Pictures
12Words and Pictures$2,75253%153$183$2,163,76513Roadside Attractions
13I Origins$1,22256%13-75$94$333,7685Fox Searchlight
14The LEGO Movie$1,1385%15-2$76$257,742,75228Warner Bros.
15Jake Squared$832102%10--$83$1,2431Freestyle Releasing
16Fed Up$74511%53$149$1,536,79915RADiUS-TWC
17Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$14514%2-1$73$212,48611RADiUS-TWC