Weekly Box Office Round-Up: It's Back, Pitches
This weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.
#1 Pitch Perfect 2- $70,300,000
On its opening weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 came in first place. This was a surprise upset this weekend. Everyone (including myself) thought the fight for top spot would be between Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but no one was really thinking that Pitch Perfect 2 would get in there, let alone take top spot by a good $30 million dollars. It'll be interesting to see how it does over the next couple weeks, considering Fury Road will probably gain more of audience after word-of-mouth spreads. We'll have to wait and see.
#2 Mad Max: Fury Road- $44,440,000
On its opening weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road came in second place. Like I mention earlier, many people thought that the race for number one was between this movie and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and I was giving the upper hand to Fury Road. But still, over $44 million is a great opening weekend and the positive word-of-mouth will surely help it in the coming weeks. I wasn't able to see it this weekend, but I know I will next weekend. You can read our special interview with Andrew Germishuys, an armorer on the film, here.
#3 Avengers: Age of Ultron- $38,837,000
In its third week, Avengers: Age of Ultron came in third place. Even though I didn't think it was going to take top spot, seeing Age of Ultron drop to third place is surprising. A lot of people expected this movie to break $2 billion at the worldwide box office, and I was one of those people. However, with the income dropping to these extents each week, it is seeming like that is less and less likely. While it's not making the record-breaking money everyone thought it would, Age of Ultron is still doing fantastic at the box office right now, and Disney should be happy with that. You can read our review for the film here.
#4 Hot Pursuit- $5,780,000
In its second week, Hot Pursuit came in fourth place. I was surprised that this movie was still on the top 5 list, but looking at the numbers it made, it proves more that this was a slow weekend for anything outside of the top 3 rather than Hot Pursuit making a lot of money. It has yet to break even with its production cost, and that doesn't even include marketing and theater costs. Something tells me that we're not going to be seeing a Hot Pursuit 2 in 2017.
#5 Furious 7- $3,600,000
In its seventh week, Furious 7 came in fifth place. It's miraculous to me that this movie has survived this long in the top 5. Yes, it has been in the top 5 for seven consecutive weeks. Especially with new films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mad Max: Fury Road opening up that would attract a similar audience. However, I think it's reign on the top 5 is over. I think come next week, Furious 7 will be off the list. But hey, it's had a fantastic run. No one can doubt that, whatsoever. You can read our review of the film here.
To re-cap, #1 was Pitch Perfect 2, #2 was Mad Max: Fury Road, #3 was Avengers: Age of Ultron, #4 was Hot Pursuit and #5 was Furious 7.
Next week, Tomorrowland and Poltergeist open in theaters. I think Tomorrowland will be number one, with Pitch Perfect 2 in number two, Mad Max: Fury Road at number three, Avengers: Age of Ultron at number four and Poltergeist at number five. I don't normally guess the entire top 5, but I feel pretty confident about it. I'm probably wrong, though, so how confident can I be?
What do you think of this weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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