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Weekend Estimates: Tomorrowland Barely Ahead of Pitch Perfect 2

May 24th, 2015


The good news this Memorial Day weekend is that five movies will gross over $20 million. The bad news is that none of them will do any better than Tomorrowland’s soft $32 million debut. Disney’s latest will barely scrape in ahead of Pitch Perfect 2 over three days, with the singing sensation expected to generate $30.3 million. Over four days, Tomorrowland may pull into a slightly larger lead, thanks to its more family-friendly nature, but it will take a much better performance overseas for the sci-fi adventure to recoup its costs.

Also opening this weekend, Poltergeist will have to settle for fourth place with $23 million, behind Mad Max: Fury Road, which is holding up pretty well in its second outing with $23.9 million projected for three days, off 47% from its debut. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the final member of the $20-million club with $20.9 million from Friday to Sunday to take past $400 million.

There’s a relative lack of limited releases over the long weekend, but there is one standout performer: When Marnie Was There, the latest from Studio Ghibli and GKIDS will open with around $25,600 from two theaters in New York and Los Angeles.

- Weekend Estimates

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Poltergeist, Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Pitch Perfect 2, Omoide no Mani