NOTE: These are estimates. Final totals to come Sunday.
If there ever were any doubt that Dwayne Johnson was a big Movie Star, this oughta settle it! SAN ANDREAS debuts at number one this weekend with a stellar $46.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,777 theatres. As a Leading Actor, this would be his highest debut yet, besting 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which opened with $40.1 million. Critics were on-the-fence with a 49% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were pleased with an A- CinemaScore.
TOMORROWLAND after debuting on-top last weekend lands in second his weekend with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,972 theatres. In its two weeks domestically, it has made $64 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 won’t quit singing in third for Universal Pictures, with $13.9 million in its third week out, well on its way to surpassing $150 million early this week.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD continues to do well in fourth this weekend with $11.6 million for Warner Bros., a three-week tally of $114 million.
ALOHA is Cameron Crowe‘s latest and despite a superb Cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, it missed he mark among Critics, getting 18% only on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more forgiving with a B- CinemaScore. It opens in 2,815 theatres with $10.4 million, placing sixth.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD continues to hang-on to the Top Ten with a smart release strategy from Fox Searchlight. In its fifth week out, it has made $1.2 million, good enough for eighth. Thus far in a limited number of theatres, it has made $8.2 million.
HOT PURSUIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.1 million for Warner Bros., in its fourth week out. Its total is at $32 million in North America.
PITCH PERFECT 2 hits a high note with a stellar debut at the Box Office! The Musical-Comedy picks-up where its Predecessor left-off in 2012, earning $64 million from 3,473 theatres in its opening for Universal Pictures. In comparison, its Installment, opened wide with $15 million only. Critics gave it a solid 68% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
Despite big expectations of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, it opens in second with a still-impressive $43 million for Warner Bros., from 3,702 theatres. This latest Chapter in a Franchise directed by George Miller which dates all the way back to 1980, is winning over Critics abound with an outstanding 98% on the Tomatometer and a B+ from Audiences. By comparison, the first Film in the Mad Max Series back in 1980 would go-on to gross $8.7 million, while Sequel Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome would earn $36 million in its run in 1985.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in its third week still is going strong with $37 million for Disney/Marvel. In three weeks it has made a whopping $370 million domestically.
HOT PURSUIT is a distant fourth with $5.6 million for Warner Bros., now earning $26 million in its two weeks out thus far.
FURIOUS 7 is in fifth this weekend with $3.5 million in its seventh week out, now grossing $343 million.
Acclaimed Sci-Fi Flick EX_MACHINA is in ninth spot this weekend with $2 million for A24 Films/Mongrel Media, nearing the $20 million mark domestically.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million for Fox Searchlight.
Holy! Where did his come from? How did we have no idea? Who’d have thought Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon would make such a great Team? See this brand-new Trailer for the hilarious-looking HOT PURSUIT!
See the Trailer:
In Hot Pursuit, an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release HOT PURSUIT on Friday, May 8, 2015.