Destruction and fiery disaster took-hold of the box-office this weekend, a rare win for a film that isn’t a sequel, comedy or comic-book themed. As we say goodbye to the last weekend in May, the latest Warner Bros. film “San Andreas” debuted to just over $53M across 3,777 domestic locations.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario, “San Andreas” follows a rescue-chopper pilot as he searches across California to find his daughter in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Brad Peyton directed the film, working off a screenplay written by Carlton Cuse.
Universal’s musical-comedy “Pitch Perfect 2” managed to earn almost $15M in ticket-sales across the country this weekend. The film screened in an estimated 3,660 locations, and took the number-two spot on the domestic charts. The film, which stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hailee Steinfeld, has earned over $147.5M domestically since it premiered back on May 15, 2015. Comedian Elizabeth Banks, who also appears in the film, directed the sequel.
Dropping from first-place last week to third-place this week was the Walt Disney epic “Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney. The Memorial-day debut of the film came up short for Disney, although the film did debut at number-one, it only made about $40M at the box-office over the four-day holiday weekend. This week, the film managed to earn an estimated $13.8M across the country.
Just missing the top-three and landing in fourth-place overall at the domestic box-office this weekend was the Warner Bros. film “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The popular action-adventure epic earned an additional $13.6M for the studio over the weekend, raising the film’s domestic total to just under $116M since its premiere.
In fifth place and still managing to survive in the top-five overall, is the Walt Disney and Marvel film “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.” The superhero sequel earned an additional $10.9M at the box-office this weekend, raising the domestic total for the film to just over $427M.
The only other major film to open against “San Andreas” this weekend was “Aloha” from Sony Pictures. Although the film had an impressive cast including Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone, the film only managed to earn $10M over 2,815 screens.