Cartoons at the box office: “Tomorrowland” tops the holiday weekend

The top grossing film this Memorial Day weekend at the box office is “Tomorrowland,” opening with $32.2 million. Various articles suggest this is a weak opening for the film given its budget/level of advance hype (Forbes compared it to “John Carter”). Mixed reviews probably didn’t help; it has a 49% Rotten Tomatoes rating currently.

In second place was last weekend’s champ, “Pitch Perfect 2,” which pulled in another $30.3 million. So far, it’s earned $117.8 million domestic and $61.7 million overseas, or $179.5 million globally. Despite its 56% drop from last weekend, it’s already easily passed the $100 million mark.

In third place is “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which made another $23.9 million (-47%). The film’s earned $87.3 million domestic, $124.3 million overseas, and $211.6 million globally.

In fifth place (behind a remake of “Poltergeist”) is “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which earned another $20.9 million (-46%). “Age of Ultron”‘s totals now stand at $404.1 million domestic, $859.8 million overseas, and $1.264 million globally.

“Furious 7” came in eighth place, earning $2.1 million (-42%). Its totals stand at $347 million domestic, $1.152 billion overseas, and $1.499 billion globally. It should surpass $1.5 billion by tomorrow, and should soon surpass the original “Avengers” to become the third highest-grossing film of all time.

In tenth place is DreamWorks’ “Home,” which made another $1.7 million (-34%), bringing its domestic total to $168 million. Its overseas totals stand at $192.6 million, and globally stands at $360.6 million. While I expect it to drop out of the top 10 next weekend, it’s already surpassed the domestic total of “Kung Fu Panda 2.”

Next weekend sees two films opening, comedy “Aloha” and disaster film “San Andreas,” the latter starring the Rock.

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