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) 

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
May 01Fri121$95,088,705296%$97,347,212Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 02Sat122$69,969,26190%$72,692,968Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 16Sat136$67,827,84535%$70,992,514Pitch Perfect 2
May 15Fri135$60,745,15387%$62,810,718Pitch Perfect 2
May 03Sun123$58,964,844200%$61,053,689Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 09Sat129$50,386,085-28%$54,184,188Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 17Sun137$46,877,24427%$48,957,545Pitch Perfect 2
May 10Sun130$36,924,972-37%$39,999,246Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 08Fri128$32,460,351-66%$34,908,997Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 05Tue125$16,406,085151%$17,319,721Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 18Mon138$16,032,22687%$16,723,328Mad Max: Fury Road
May 04Mon124$15,656,793209%$16,387,218Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 19Tue139$15,515,32855%$16,254,823Pitch Perfect 2
May 06Wed126$12,052,985161%$12,853,125Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 20Wed140$11,922,83461%$12,584,154Mad Max: Fury Road
May 21Thu141$11,787,05178%$12,439,029Pitch Perfect 2
May 07Thu127$11,284,045181%$12,051,196Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 12Tue132$10,032,152-39%$11,010,282Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 11Mon131$8,578,177-45%$9,384,679Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 13Wed133$7,384,345-39%$8,214,581Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 14Thu134$6,616,016-41%$7,311,600Avengers: Age of Ultron