In the battle at the Friday box office, new release "Tomorrowland" is holding its own against last week's crowning glory "Pitch Perfect 2." Both films pulled in an estimated $9.7 million to start off the Memorial Day weekend.
The movie is expected to gross up to $50 million in the U.S. and Canada in its debut weekend, according to analysts. It received both a 49% Rotten Tomatoes fresh rating and a B grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore.
In third place, MGM and Fox 2000's remake of the 1982 cult classic "Poltergeist" garnered $9.4 million Friday night. The film, which received only a 35% fresh rating and a C-plus from CinemaScore, stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Saxon Sharbino.
At the bottom of the pack is Warner Brothers’ “
“Mad Max,” the reboot of George Miller's dystopian franchise, pulled in an estimated $6.7 million Friday night. With its stunning 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a B-plus audience grade from CinemaScore, it will likely benefit this weekend from its rave reviews and word of mouth. The action film stars Tom Hardy in the title role made famous by
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" continued its hold on the charts pulling in another $5.4 million Friday night, in its fourth week.