Grosses

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Continues to Lead on Thursday with $2.21M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Places in Second with $2.03M; 'Tomorrowland' Takes Third with $1.83MMay 29, 2015 12:57 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road took in $2.21 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40.5 percent from last Thursday. Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third for the week with $38.86 million. That represented a 39 percent decline from the film's opening weekend performance and brings the film's two-week total to $102.29 million. Mad Max: Fury Road will obviously fall out of first place today with the debut of fellow Warner Bros. release San Andreas.

Pitch Perfect 2 held steady in second place with $2.03 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down percent 48 from last Thursday. Pitch Perfect 2 placed in second for the week with $45.12 million. The film was down a significant, but reasonable, 48 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a stronger than expected $132.699 million through two weeks of release.

Disney's Tomorrowland continued to claim third place with $1.83 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson was down a concerning 7 percent from Wednesday. Tomorrowland led the weekly box office with a seven-day start of $49.39 million. While that was on the lower end of expectations, it also represented an underwhelming start with the film's large price tag in mind. Tomorrowland is running 4 percent behind the $51.35 million seven-day start of 2011's Super 8.

Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in fourth place with $1.40 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 40 percent from last Thursday. Avengers: Age of Ultron finished in fourth for the week with $32.98 million. The film was down a very solid 34 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a massive $416.15 million through four weeks.

Poltergeist rounded out its first week of release with a fifth place take of $1.11 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM fell a sharp 11 percent from Wednesday. Poltergeist placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $30.47 million. That was in line with the film's wide ranging expectations and was 5 percent below the $32.04 million seven-day launch of 2013's Evil Dead.

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
02 (Jan 09 - Jan 11)$104,708,370-17%$125,338,635-19%Taken 3
03 (Jan 16 - Jan 18)$178,963,57071%$201,244,11161%American Sniper
04 (Jan 23 - Jan 25)$136,480,820-24%$157,464,629-22%American Sniper
05 (Jan 30 - Feb 01)$80,089,127-41%$100,338,212-36%American Sniper
06 (Feb 06 - Feb 08)$132,753,77466%$149,816,98649%The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
07 (Feb 13 - Feb 15)$196,187,39248%$211,286,94341%Fifty Shades of Grey
08 (Feb 20 - Feb 22)$103,802,091-47%$115,332,590-45%Fifty Shades of Grey
09 (Feb 27 - Mar 01)$88,810,278-14%$102,832,789-11%Focus (2015)
10 (Mar 06 - Mar 08)$72,251,925-19%$86,989,495-15%CHAPPiE
11 (Mar 13 - Mar 15)$115,580,19060%$130,002,87649%Cinderella (2015)
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)
14 (Apr 03 - Apr 05)$216,669,85955%$223,837,31550%Furious 7
15 (Apr 10 - Apr 12)$123,422,897-43%$131,034,266-41%Furious 7
16 (Apr 17 - Apr 19)$108,634,824-12%$119,404,513-9%Furious 7
17 (Apr 24 - Apr 26)$80,145,066-26%$97,118,194-19%Furious 7
18 (May 01 - May 03)$224,022,810180%$232,793,751140%Avengers: Age of Ultron
19 (May 08 - May 10)$119,680,542-47%$131,163,817-44%Avengers: Age of Ultron
20 (May 15 - May 17)$175,450,24247%$183,830,88740%Pitch Perfect 2
21 (May 22 - May 24)$144,619,728-18%$154,219,974-16%Tomorrowland