Brad Bird's latest is in a dead heat at the top of the List; DreamWorks Animation's Home nears $170 million at the bottom.
WEEKEND DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE
1/2). Tomorrowland (DIS), 3,970 theaters / $9.7M Fri. (includes $725K previews) / 3-day cume: $32.8M / 4-day cume: $39.7M to $41.5M / Wk 1
Pitch Perfect 2 (UNI), 3,560 theaters (+87) / $9.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $32.8M (-52%) / 4-day cume: $40.9M to $41.1M / Total cume: $128.5M / Wk 2
3). Mad Max: Fury Road (WB), 3,722 theaters (+20) / $6.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $25M+ (-44%) / 4-day cume: $$30.9M to $32.4M / Total cume: $95M+ / Wk 2
4). Poltergeist (Fox/MGM), 3,240 theaters / $9.3M Fri. (includes $1.4M previews) / 3-day cume: $24M+ / 4-day cume: $29M to $3o.2M / Wk 1
5). Avengers: Age of Ultron (DIS), 3,727 theaters (-549) / $5.3M to $5.4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $22M+ / 4-day cume: $28M+ / Total cume: $411.5M to $412.1M / Wk 4
6). Hot Pursuit (WB/MGM/NL), 2,577 theaters (-460) / $938K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.2M to $3.4M / 4-day cume: $3.8M to $4.2M / Total cume: $29.4M to $29.6M / Wk 3
7). Far From The Madding Crowd (FSL), 865 theaters (+576) / $607K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.3M to $2.5M / 4-day cume: $3.2M / Total cume: $6.2M to $6.4M / Wk 4
8). Furious 7 (UNI), 1,653 theaters (-585) / $545K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.1M to $2.2M / 4-day cume: $2.7M / Total cume: $347.6M/ Wk 8
9/10). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 1,878 theaters (-754) / $413K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.85M / 4-day cume: $2.5M / Total cume: $66.25M / Wk 6
Home (FOX/DW), 1,444 theaters (-562) / $370K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.7M to $1.9M / 4-day cume: $2.45M to $2.6M / Total cume: $168M to $169M / Wk 9 ...
To date, 52% of Home's worldwide take comes from overseas, so we can (maybe) expect a grand total of $380 million to $420 million when all the box office receipts are in.
Add On: Errk. Tomorrowland, on top of less-than-enthusiastic reviews, has a weak first weekend?
... The power of positive thinking could not save Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. Walt Disney's DIS -0.12% $190 million sci-fi adventure earned $32.159 million on its opening Fri-Sun weekend and an estimated $41m over the long holiday. Long-story short, that’s not a great number, just a bit above the $25m-$30m debuts of mega-budget whiffs like John Carter, Prince of Persia, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Battleship. ...
So Incredibles II, maybe that's a good next step.