NORTH AMERICA: 'San Andreas' Takes $72.6M in First Week After Returning to First on Thursday with $3.54M; 'Entourage' Slips to Second Place with $2.01M Thursday Haul
on June 05, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Warner's San Andreas was up one spot from Wednesday to return to first place at the daily box office on Thursday with $3.54 million. The Dwayne Johnson led disaster film was down a noteworthy 10 percent from Wednesday, as the Thursday evening releases of Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 and Fox's Spy, as well as Game 1 of the NBA Finals all took a toll in general on films aimed at adults on Thursday. San Andreas was easily the week's top film with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $72.63 million. That places the film 16 percent ahead of the $62.56 million seven-day take of 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 23 percent behind the $93.92 million seven-day gross of 2013's World War Z.
Fellow Warner Bros. release Entourage placed in second on Thursday with $2.01 million. The theatrical adaptation of the HBO comedy series was down one spot and a very sharp 63 percent from Wednesday's opening day performance. Between the relative rush-out of fans on Tuesday evening and the large daily percentage drop-off on Thursday from Wednesday, Entourage is showcasing clear signs of significant front-loading thus far. As a result, whether or not the film can rebound today will be extremely important for it going forward. The two-day total for Entourage stands at $7.38 million, which is softer than had been expected due in part to the film's strong online pre-sales.
Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 was up one spot from Wednesday to move into third place with $1.278 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down just 3 percent from Wednesday and down 37 percent from last Thursday. Pitch Perfect 2 placed in second for the week with $20.58 million. That was down 54.5 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a stronger than expected $153.28 million.
Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road followed very closely behind in fourth with $1.275 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down a significant 12 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. Mad Max: Fury Road took third place this week with $20.54 million. That represented a 47 percent decline from the previous week and places the film's three-week total at $122.83 million.
Disney's Tomorrowland rounded out the day's top five with $1.257 million. The pricy Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney was down a slim 1 percent from Wednesday and down a healthy 31 percent from last Thursday. Tomorrowland claimed fourth place this week with $19.83 million. That represented a sharp 60 percent decline from the film's opening week performance. The two-week total for Tomorrowland stands at a softer than expected $69.21 million.
Fellow Disney release Avengers: Age of Ultron took sixth place with $0.945 million. Marvel's blockbuster superhero sequel declined 3 percent from Wednesday and 33 percent from last Thursday. Avengers: Age of Ultron placed in fifth for the week with $15.66 million and has grossed $431.81 million through five weeks of release. The film is currently in tenth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart and over the weekend will surpass the $435.11 million lifetime gross of 1982's E.T. to move into ninth place.
Sony's Aloha rounded out its disappointing first week of release with a seventh place take of $0.633 million. The Cameron Crowe directed film starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams was down a troubling 15 percent from Wednesday. Aloha placed in sixth for the week with a modest seven-day start of $13.04 million.