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) 

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201122 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 2011$152,244,5436%$159,489,4955%X-Men: First Class
200922 (May 29 - May 31) - 2009$159,873,083-2%$166,139,706-1%Up
199022 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 1990$56,448,71220%$57,220,59316%Total Recall (1990)
200222 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 2002$115,075,674-4%$121,897,241-4%The Sum of All Fears
199722 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 1997$65,991,022-13%$68,444,353-11%The Lost World: Jurassic Park
199422 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 1994$56,173,647-23%$57,904,917-27%The Flintstones
200622 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 2006$128,080,9732%$135,941,2693%The Break-Up
199922 (May 28 - May 30) - 1999$108,519,47763%$121,137,38472%Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
198422 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 1984$50,208,0047%$52,239,3932%Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
201222 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2012$132,181,371-13%$142,808,184-10%Snow White and the Huntsman
201022 (May 28 - May 30) - 2010$143,798,251-10%$151,810,719-9%Shrek Forever After
200422 (May 28 - May 30) - 2004$192,997,74416%$204,254,15716%Shrek 2
200822 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2008$163,143,99428%$168,485,86725%Sex and the City
198322 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 1983$47,122,37014%$51,283,37016%Return of the Jedi
198522 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1985$39,602,104-21%$40,535,040-22%Rambo: First Blood Part II
200722 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2007$127,498,6560%$135,098,379-1%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
200122 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2001$120,274,15727%$126,350,60422%Pearl Harbor
200022 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 2000$95,076,409-12%$103,718,166-14%Mission: Impossible II
199622 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1996$75,981,37124%$77,185,75018%Mission: Impossible
201422 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2014$157,680,341-1%$166,449,1581%Maleficent
200522 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 2005$125,496,138-35%$131,589,366-36%Madagascar
199222 (May 29 - May 31) - 1992$56,722,05342%$59,282,25933%Lethal Weapon 3
198922 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 1989$47,075,113-8%$49,266,837-7%Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
199822 (May 29 - May 31) - 1998$66,526,4111%$70,433,2943%Godzilla (1998)
200322 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2003$166,218,63744%$175,543,53644%Finding Nemo
201322 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 2013$159,570,97221%$165,539,62516%Fast & Furious 6
198822 (May 27 - May 29) - 1988$51,152,25563%$52,846,33061%Crocodile Dundee II
198622 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 1986$29,292,520-26%$30,201,841-25%Cobra
199322 (May 28 - May 30) - 1993$72,954,98829%$79,692,54534%Cliffhanger
199522 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 1995$61,361,8489%$65,559,92213%Casper
198722 (May 29 - May 31) - 1987$31,346,0727%$32,816,6929%Beverly Hills Cop II
199122 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1991$39,905,894-29%$44,702,316-22%Backdraft