HOLLYWOOD—This might be the first time in the four-day Memorial holiday weekend, that the box-office didn’t produce epic numbers. Last week “Pitch Perfect” and “Max Max” opened to impressive numbers, and would do battle against newcomers “Tomorrowland” and “Poltergeist.” With four blockbusters all vying for the top spot who came out on top?
It was the Disney flick “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson with around $41.7 million. The movie didn’t meet the expectations so many had expected, perhaps with so many options at the multiplex it suffered. With such a crowded slate of movies at the box-office in the summer, it looks like “Tomorrowland” will underperform being a disappointment for Disney.
Nabbing the #2 spot was the sequel “Pitch Perfect” which earned $38.5 million. In less than 2 weeks, the singing ladies have already earned more than $115 million at the domestic box-office. Maintaining its popularity with moviegoers was the reboot “Mad Max: Fury Road” with a stellar $32.1 million. The George Miller flick which has received critical acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike, is likely to cross the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office by mid-week.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to be a box-office beast adding another $27.8 million to its tally. The superhero epic has now crossed $400 million at the domestic box-office.
Rounding out the top five was the remake of the 1982 classic “Poltergeist” with an impressive $26.5 million. Quite low in my opinion, but it might have been a mistake for the studio to push the release date of the ghost story which was originally slated for a July 24 debut.
This weekend sees the visual catastrophe “San Andreas” starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hit theaters.