Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson had a second film featuring him to take the top spot this year, as his newest feature San Andreas won the box office in its opening weekend, with a total of $53.2 million, matching Johnson’s previous film Furious 7 in its placement. Last week’s box office winner Tomorrowland slipped down to third place in its second week with a total of $13.8 million, while former box office champion Pitch Perfect 2 remained steady in second place, drawing in $14.4 million.
Joss Whedon’s latest feature Avengers: Age of Ultron rounded out the top five for the week, finishing with $10.9 million to edge out new release Aloha, as the Cameron Crowe feature’s $10 million opening landed it in sixth place. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road made $13.6 million in its third weekend, good enough for fourth place. The only other film to hold steady from last weekend was the Dreamworks animated feature Home, which made the top ten for the tenth week in a row by finishing once again in tenth place. Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crowd ended up in eighth place, ahead of the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit, while the Poltergeist remake dropped three spots in its second weekend to finish in seventh place.
Among limited releases, the biggest opener was the Gemma Arterton-starring Gemma Bovary, which made $21,000 in five theatres, giving it a PSA of $4,200. The newest feature from the Safdie Brothers, however, had the biggest PSA among limited release openers, as Heaven Knows What garnered $15,032 in two theatres for a PSA of $7,516. Andrew Bujalski’s latest feature Results earned $19,000 in its opening, for a PSA of $6,333 to go with its VOD earnings. The Hailee Steinfeld-starring Barely Lethal made $2,000 in theatres, giving it a PSA of $667 alongside its VOD opening.
The top earners at the US box office for the weekend are as follows:
- San Andreas — $53,215,000
- Pitch Perfect 2 — $14,381,000
- Tomorrowland — $13,803,000
- Mad Max: Fury Road — $13,625,000
- Avengers: Age of Ultron — $10,920,000
- Aloha — $10,000,000
- Poltergeist — $7,800,000
- Far from the Madding Crowd — $1,420,000
- Hot Pursuit — $1,370,000
- Home — $1,150,000