“Tomorrowland” was the number one movie at the box office this weekend—but just barely. The Disney sci-fi adventure directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney grossed $32.9 million Friday through Sunday, and a little over $40 million counting Memorial Day. That’s not so great for such a heavily advertised movie, a Disney movie, and a movie with a $190 million budget. Chances are, the film will eventually break even, but it won’t be too profitable. While most reviews leaned toward the positive side, the word of mouth primarily seems to be that the movie’s storytelling is too uneven and at times complicated, which could have pushed away moviegoers looking for light summer fare for the holiday weekend.
“Pitch Perfect 2”, which was the number one movie last weekend, fell to second this weekend, but still took in a substantial $30.8 million. The still popular “Mad Max: Fury Road” followed in third with $24.8 million, while the “Poltergeist” remake opened in fourth with a solid $22.6. Meanwhile, the drama “Far From the Madding Crowd” jumped to ninth place, experiencing a boost in revenue after expanding to over 500 more theaters this weekend. Interestingly, “The Age of Adaline”, which has been in theaters for five weeks now, had a generous surge in revenue this weekend, but for no apparent reason, especially as it is being pulled out of theaters rather than opening in them. The romance about a woman who never ages grossed $15 million this weekend, moving from seventh place to sixth.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Tomorrowland”: $32.9 million
2. “Pitch Perfect 2”: $30.8 million
3. “Mad Max: Fury Road”: $24.8 million
5. “Poltergeist”: $22.6 million
5. “Avengers: Age of Ultron”: $21.6 million
6. “The Age of Adaline”: $15 million
7. “Hot Pursuit”: $3.6 million
8. “Furious 7”: $2.23 million
9. “Far From the Madding Crowd”: $2.2 million
10. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”: $1.8 million
11. “Home”: $1.7 million
12. “Ex Machina”: $1.4 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre
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