'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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200021 (May 26 - Jun 01)$162,788,88730%$219,173,000--Mission: Impossible II
200121 (May 25 - May 31)$185,583,53114%$220,228,0000%Pearl Harbor
200221 (May 24 - May 30)$223,116,35120%$238,011,0008%Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
200321 (May 23 - May 29)$220,004,934-1%$235,723,000-1%Bruce Almighty
200421 (May 21 - May 27)$217,262,963-1%$229,467,000-3%Shrek 2
200521 (May 27 - Jun 02)$267,632,77723%$279,761,00022%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
200621 (May 26 - Jun 01)$270,867,8651%$286,078,0002%X-Men: The Last Stand
200721 (May 25 - May 31)$282,345,5014%$309,984,0008%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
200821 (May 23 - May 29)$247,021,693-13%$256,199,000-17%Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
200921 (May 22 - May 28)$248,463,9341%$261,112,0002%Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
201021 (May 21 - May 27)$196,320,434-21%$210,806,000-19%Shrek Forever After
201121 (May 27 - Jun 02)$313,620,37360%$329,417,00056%The Hangover Part II
201221 (May 25 - May 31)$220,614,576-30%$235,982,000-28%Men in Black 3
201321 (May 24 - May 30)$358,998,31163%$370,057,00057%Fast & Furious 6
201421 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,763-29%$276,208,000-25%X-Men: Days of Future Past
201521 (May 22 - May 28)$215,630,716-16%$231,198,000-16%Tomorrowland