Daily Domestic Chart for Thursday May 28th, 2015

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) Mad Max: Fury Road $2,208,143 -5% 3,722   $102,289,534 14
2 (2) Pitch Perfect 2 $2,029,200 -2% 3,560   $132,698,720 14
3 (3) Tomorrowland $1,825,608 -7% 3,972   $49,385,651 7
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Limited Releases: Limited Releases are Barely Here

May 29th, 2015

Barely Lethal

There are not a lot of films on this week's list; however, there are several that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Heaven Knows What and I Believe in Unicorns are both coming of age films. Tu dors Nicole and Wet Bum are both Canadian films, the latter of which is only playing in Canada at the moment. Finally, there's Results. Its reviews are not as good as the other four, but its chances of earning some measure of mainstream success is likely greater. More...

We Are You Friends Trailer

May 29th, 2015

We Are Your Friends

Drama starring Zac Efron opens August 28 ... Full movie details... More...

Contest: I Spy!

May 28th, 2015

Next week is the first week of June and there are three films opening wide: Entourage, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Spy! There's a chance none of these films will finish with $100 million at the box office, but Spy! has the best shot at that milestone. As such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Spy!.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize. Because The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is coming out on 3D Blu-ray this Tuesday (Look for our review coming out over the weekend.) our Frankenprizes will feature SpongeBob SquarePants releases, as well as other similar kids DVDs. Its a great prize to win just as school ends. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a SpongeBob Frankenprize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a SpongeBob Frankenprize. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Will May End on a Disastrous Note?

May 28th, 2015

San Andreas

The weekend after a holiday is usually a bad weekend at the box office. This time around, San Andreas is the clear front-runner while Aloha might struggle, even as counter-programming. San Andreas will earn more than $30 million over the weekend, no other film is on track to hitting $20 million. On the other hand, there could be six other films that earn $10 million or more over the weekend. By comparison, this weekend last year, Maleficent opened with nearly $70 million, while X-Men: Days of Future Past earned more than $30 million. There's no way the top of the chart will match that. Even with better depth, it is very unlikely 2015 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Ultron Still Ultimate Film on International Chart

May 28th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

For the fifth week in a row, The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in first place. This week it pulled in $45.8 million in 91 markets for month-long totals of $859.8 million internationally and $1.265 billion worldwide. The film made $53.98 million in China, but that was for the full week, giving it a running tally of $209.39 million after 13 days of release. At this pace, the film should have no trouble hitting $900 million internationally and $1.3 million worldwide, likely over the weekend. Meanwhile, it has yet to open in Japan and should made $50 million, more or less, in that market alone. Will it get to $1 billion internationally? It is still too soon to tell. It should at least be close. More...

Contest: Don't Wait till Tomorrow to Enter: Winning Announcement

May 27th, 2015

The winners of our Don't Wait till Tomorrow to Enter contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Tomorrowland opening weekend were... More...

Per Theater Chart: In the Name of the Per Theater Chart

May 27th, 2015

When Marnie Was There

In the Name of my Daughter rose to the first place on the per theater chart with an average of $20,069 in four theaters. I'll See You in My Dreams saw its theater count expand to 26 while its average was mostly flat down to $14,593. The best new release was When Marnie Was There, which earned an average of $13,695 in two theaters. This is great for an animated film in limited release. More...

Home Market Numbers: Paddington Helps Home Market Recover

May 27th, 2015

Paddington

It was a busy week on the home market with a seven new releases that charted this week, including Paddington. It led the Blu-ray sales chart helping the overall market grow when compared to last week, by 9.9% in terms of units and 4.4% in terms of revenue. The market was mixed when compared to last year, as 3.3% more units were sold, but 10% less revenue was generated. This is better than the overall DVD market performed, which helped the overall Blu-ray share rise to 37%. I would like this to be 40%, but it is close enough that I'm not worried. More...

DVD Sales: Paddington Pads Its Lead

May 27th, 2015

The top of the DVD sales chart were dominated by new releases with four of the top five DVDs new to the charts. This includes Paddington, which took top spot with 216,000 units / $3.24 million. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Paddington Leads Parade of New Releases

May 27th, 2015

New releases took the top three spots on the Blu-ray sales chart, led by Paddington. The film sold 168,000 units and generated $3.35 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 44%, which is amazing for a live action family film. More...

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