Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic “San Andreas” hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend.
Disney’s expensive fantasy adventure “Tomorrowland” essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters.
The ladies of “Pitch Perfect 2” hit all the right notes, amassing a $70.3 million debut. The first film, by comparison, grossed only $65 million domestically across its entire run.
The “Age of Ultron” is not over. The “Avengers” sequel topped the box office for the second weekend in a row with an estimated $77.2 million according to Sunday estimates.
The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time.
The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but “Furious 7” maintained first place for the third weekend in a row.
The high-octane thriller “Furious 7” maintained speed in its second week, racing away with another $60.6 million and bringing its box office total to a robust $252.5 million.
The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office.
The DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home” beat out “Get Hard,” the comedy with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to estimates.
The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters. Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” stumbled with only $5 million.
Disney’s recent streak continued with the $70.1 million North American debut of its traditional, sumptuously costumed fairy tale adaptation “Cinderella,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
Neither a hyper-intelligent robot nor Vince Vaughn could save the box office this weekend, which was down 38.5 percent from the same weekend last year, according to estimates.