Estimated Memorial Day weekend box office numbers are in and it’s no surprise to see the George Clooney-starring Disney flick Tomorrowland leading the pack, with a slow $41.7 million dollars.
That’s not exactly a failure, but I do believe that the studio was hoping for something more along the lines of $50 million. Not to mention, this is a packed summer and it could slip off the charts rather quickly if strong word-of-mouth doesn’t come into play soon.
Pitch Perfect 2 eased into the number two spot with a 56% drop that calculated for a $38.5 million dollar weekend total.
In somewhat awesome news, Mad Max: Fury Road stuck around at the number three spot, with an estimated $32.1 million dollars. That’s not as hard of a drop as Pitch Perfect 2 faced, which could suggest that this one sticks around for a little longer than anticipated, which would definitely help convince WB to let George Miller make his rumored sequel.
Avengers: Age of Ultron landed in number four, with an estimated $27.8 million dollars. The film has been widely successful across the world and hasn’t had much trouble breaking records as it moves through as the year’s biggest earner so far, despite the stiff competition.
The Poltergeist remake opened at number five with an estimated $26.5 million dollars on a $35 million dollar budget, which should be considered a modest success as long as it hangs on for another week or two.
Horror isn’t exactly stuffing the cinemas as of late and the film’s PG-13 kid-friendly rating should help it hold onto a few screens as time passes, even if the remake offers very little new ideas or concepts.
Overall, this summer has proven to be an awesome one for box office intake, minus this Memorial Day, which is lagging behind the past few years, with no actual real blockbuster drawing peoples attention to the cinemas.