Grosses

'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

Weekend domestic gross

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