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.
It was an extremely close match at the Box Office this Memorial Day weekend but TOMORROWLAND prevails over last week’s Champ, Pitch Perfect 2 narrowly with a $35 million debut! The Disney Fantasy starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney opens in 3,970 theatres with mixed reviews from Critics with 50% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. The Film was made for $190 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 continues to outperform itself in its second week opening with $34 million from 3,560 theatres for Universal Pictures, just shy of a two-week reign. Thus far domestically, it already has surpassed $100 million, which is massive considering its modest budget.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD lands in third in its second week out also with $25 million from 3,722 theatres for Warner Bros. It edges closer to the $100 million mark in North America.
POLTERGEIST opens in fourth in its debut for 20th Century Fox, earning $24 million from 3,240 theatres. Critics gave the Toronto-filmed Remake starring Sam Rockwell a 30% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON places fifth in its fourth week out, still performing well with $22 million for Marvel Entertainment/Disney. Thus far it has grossed $412 million domestically.
FURIOUS 7 is in ninth spot for Universal Pictures in its eighth week with $2.2 million.
PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.8 million for Sony Pictures, tallying-in at $66 million thus far in its run.
What the World needs is a bit of optimism. Director Brad Bird takes us away to fantastical action-packed journey to a place of infinite possibilities. We meet bright, scientifically-gifted Teen Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who stumbles one day upon a pin, which upon contact takes her away to a strange new place which co-exists in tandem with reality. The pin stops working and her world unravels. She is driven to find the one Person who can help her get back to Tomorrowland. And that one Person happens to be jaded former Child Genus, Frank Walker (George Clooney). Despite their differences – she an Optimist, he a Pessimist – they find the more they want to uncover about Tomorrowland, the more they find their lives are threatened.
Canadian Actor Matthew MacCaull was in Toronto for a two-day Press Tour in support of what should easily be much the best at the Box Office this weekend. The multi-talented Montreal-born Actor cut his teeth at Dalhousie University out east before entering Show Business fully in the late ’90s. The Killing, Bates Motel, iZombie, Once Upon a Time – the Résumé steadily has been building and just now he received the opportunity of a lifetime, starring as Secret Spy, Dave Clark in Tomorrowland.
We had the pleasure of joining MacCaull on his final Press Day. He tells me that his rise in Hollywood continues to be an “uphill battle” and lets us in on the secretive casting process involved with a project of Tomorrowland‘s magnitude. And like us, he completely was floored by the performance from his young English Co-Star Raffey Cassidy, whom we agree “was impossible to look away from” when she is on-screen. Also, find out what’s next in-store for the striking Star.
Watch our Chat:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release TOMORROWLAND on Friday, May 22, 2015.
We’ve seen about five minutes of TOMORROWLAND and ever since then we’ve non-stop been thinking about it! Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to take Readers across Canada to see it first! Screenings take place in the following Cities on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
WATERLOO – Galaxy Theatres Waterloo
OTTAWA – SilverCity Gloucester
VANCOUVER – SilverCity Riverport
CALGARY – Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
EDMONTON – Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
MONTREAL (ENG) – Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
TORONTO – Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
WINNIPEG – Silvercity Polo Park
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson also star.
Watch the Trailer below:
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Hot on the heels of some exciting new Character Posters, comes this new Trailer for TOMORROWLAND starring red-hot Britt Robertson and George Clooney!
In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.
TOMORROWLAND stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw,Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.
See the Trailer:
See the new Posters:
It was just announced that special six-minute long Previews introduced by Director Brad Bird, will screen in IMAX® theatres beginning Friday, May 1, 2015. Also, those of you seeing THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will also get to see it during its IMAX® run.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release TOMORROWLAND on Friday, May 22, 2015.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)
If you aren’t watching for the Football, then lets watch for the amazing Commercials! Although we arent Experts on the Sports by any measure, we can say that this by far was the most thrilling Super Bowl Game we’ve seen in quite some time, the New England Patriots squeaking out a victory over returning Champs, the Seattle Seahawks. Thrilling!
Here are some of our fave TV Spots from Super Bowl 48. Lets re-live the magic:
What a surprise it was seeing Tom Brady join-in on the fun with Mark Wahlberg and the lovable foul-mouthed Teddy Bear himself! Yes, you just heard the words “Hand Job” on Primetime!
CLASH OF CLANS
Liam Neeson (or Lai-yam Neeson) slays it here in serious mode, taking competitive gaming to a new level…
I had the pleasure of seeing a Snippet of TOMORROWLAND before Christmas, starring George Clooney. My heart raced. So happy everyone got to witness a taste of what to expect of it tonight during the Super Bowl. This is going to be huge!
I love the clever editing in this Snickers TV Spot, spoofing Temper Tantrums from Marsha Brady in the body of Machete (Danny Trejo). The surprise turn from Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi… brilliant!
Coke goes straight for our hearts with this uplifting and modern look at how the internationally-adored Beverage continues to bring smiles to the faces of the under-caffeinated around the World.
COCA COLA – MICHAEL SAM
Openly-gay NFL Free Agent Michael Sam courageously steps-out and becomes a national inspiration, sharing his experience on Social Media after coming-out.
Yet again, another Tearjerker. Smiling Children calling-out for their Dads. What’s not to love?
Between February 2-14, 2015 you will be able to pay for some of your McDonald’s purchases with love apparently?
Meet Child Amputee Braylon in this touching TV Spot showing how Microsoft technology enabled and empowered him to be able to enjoy an active life as a future Athlete. Take that, Apple!
And still my Fave. Budweiser’s amazing #BESTBUDS TV Spot. So good, it deserves its own Post here.
Miss Katy Perry‘s incredible HALFTIME SHOW Performance? Watch it here!