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The Brad Bird-directed “Tomorrowland” opened with an estimated $32.1 million on a production budget of $190 million at the Memorial Day weekend box office. This is disappointingly low putting its four-day North American launch at $40.7 million for yet another nosedive blockbuster for Disney. The sci-fi adventure flick also opened internationally, collecting $26.7 million for an approximate world total of $59 million this weekend.

Check out the trailer for “Tomorrowland”

Synopsis:

“Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”

Unfortunately critics over at Rottentomatoes.com are not impressed with Disney’s latest effort, dishing out a fairly “rotten” rating of 50%.

The consensus reads:

“Ambitious and visually stunning, Tomorrowland is unfortunately weighted down by uneven storytelling.”

'Tomorrowland' Snatched the Box Office Top Spot During a Slow Memorial Day Weekend

‘Tomorrowland’ Snatched the Box Office Top Spot During a Slow Memorial Day Weekend

The Elizabeth Banks-directed musical “Pitch Perfect 2” came in close second with an estimated $30.3 million in its second weekend. Its total domestic take is nearly $125.4 million, while internationally the film raked in around $15.2 million for a total of $61.7 million. “Mad Max: Fury Road” is still standing strong in it its second week at the box office landing in third spot with approximately $23.8 million. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan’s (“Monster House”) contemporize “Poltergeist” which tells the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces, snagged third place with an impressive $23 million. The top 5 is rounded out by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in fifth place with approximately $20.8 million for a domestic total of $404 million.

 

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Tomorrowland” – $32.1 million
  2. “Pitch Perfect 2” – $30.3 million
  3. “Mad Max: Fury Road” – $23.8 million
  4. “Poltergeist” – $23 million
  5. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” – $20.8 million
  6. “Hot Pursuit” – $3.4 million
  7. “Far From the Madding Crowd” – $2.2 million
  8. “Furious 7” – $2.1 million
  9. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” – $1.7 million
  10. “Home (2015)” – $1.6 million