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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
01 (Jan 02 - Jan 04)$125,847,309--$153,826,448--The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,034,266-41%Furious 7
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,194-19%Furious 7
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
12 (Mar 20 - Mar 22)$117,323,6182%$130,036,4540%The Divergent Series: Insurgent
13 (Mar 27 - Mar 29)$139,905,37419%$149,591,05215%Home (2015)
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,704,66840%Pitch Perfect 2
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,793,751140%Avengers: Age of Ultron