Box Office: Tomorrowland Is Number 1

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Sometimes being number 1, doesn’t mean you are the best. Disney’s Tomorrowland only pulled in an estimated $40.7 million over the full four-day holiday weekend. That’s about $10 million below what analysts predicted the film needed to be in good shape in the long run. Critics split with a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and audiences gave Tomorrowland a B CinemaScore. Those numbers won’t help get “butts in theaters”, which means Tomorrowland might end up being a box office failure for Disney. This film’s budget was around $180 million.

Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film’s grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.

BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. Tomorrowland – $32.2 million ($32.2 million total)
2. Pitch Perfect 2 – $30.3 million ($117.8 million total)
3. Mad Max: Fury Road – $23.9 million ($87.3 million total)
4. Poltergeist – $23 million ($23 million total)
5. The Avengers: Age of Ultron – $20.9 million ($404.1 million total)
6. Hot Pursuit – $3.5 million ($28.9 million total)
7. Far from the Madding Crowd – $2.3 million ($5.4 million total)
8. Furious 7 – $2.1 million ($347 million total)
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $1.8 million ($65.6 million total)
10. Home – $1.7 million ($168 million total)