Weekend Box Office Review For May 15th-17th

By on May 18, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend two newcomers took the top two spots at the box office. Pitch Perfect 2 was the clear #1, while Mad Max: Fury Road edged out Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is in its third week. Hot Pursuit is trying to make its money back while Furious 7 continues to draw movie goers in its 7th week. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend.

#1: Pitch Perfect 2

Weekend Gross: $70.3 million

Total Gross: $70.3 million

Director: Elizabeth Banks ($16.5 million net worth)

Starring: Anna Kendrick as Beca ($10 million net worth), Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy ($2.5 million net worth), Hailee Steinfeld as Emily ($3 million net worth), and Brittany Snow as Chloe ($7.5 million net worth).

Average Rating: 7.1/10

Budget: $29 million

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#2: Mad Max: Fury Road

Weekend Gross: $44.4 million

Total Gross: $44.4 million

Director: George Miller ($15 million net worth)

Starring: Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky ($5 million net worth), Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa ($110 million net worth), and Nicholas Hoult as Nux ($4 million net worth).

Average Rating: 9.5/10

Budget: $150 million

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#3: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Weekend Gross:  $38.8 million

Total Gross:  $372 million

Director: Joss Whedon ($100 Million net worth)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark ($170 Million net worth), Chris Hemsworth as Thor ($50 Million net worth), Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Bruce Banner ($20 Million net worth), Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers ($40 Million net worth), Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff ($65 Million net worth), Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye/Clint Barton ($35 Million net worth), James Spader as Ultron (voice) ($10 Million net worth), and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury ($170 Million net worth).

Average Rating – 8.1/10

Budget – $279.9 million

#4: Hot Pursuit

Weekend Gross: $5.8 million

Total Gross: $23.5 million

Director: Anne Fletcher ($15 million net worth)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon as Cooper ($80 million net worth) and Sofia Vergara as Danielle Riva ($85 million net worth).

Average Rating:  3.3/10

Budget: $35 Million

#5: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Weekend Gross: $3.6 million

Total Gross:  $62.9 million

Director: Andy Fickman

Starring: Kevin James as Paul Blart ($80 million net worth).

Average Rating: 3.1

Budget: $30 million

#6: Furious 7

Weekend Gross: $3.6 million

Total Gross:  $343.8 million

Director: James Wan ($50 million net worth)

Starring: Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto ($75 million net worth), Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner ($25 million net worth), Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw ($40 million net worth), Michelle Rodriguez as Letty ($30 million net worth), Jordana Brewster as Mia ($8 million net worth), Tyrese Gibson as Roman ($25 million net worth), Ludacris as Tej ($25 million net worth), and Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs ($125 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.2

Budget: $190 million

 #7: The Age of Adaline

Weekend Gross: $3.2 million

Total Gross: $37.1 million

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Starring: Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman ($16 million net worth) and Harrison Ford as William Jones ($210 million net worth)

Average Rating: 6.6

Budget: $25 million

#8: Home

Weekend Gross: $2.7 million

Total Gross:  $165.7 million

Director: Tim Johnson

Starring (voices): Jim Parsons as Oh ($30 million net worth), Rihanna as Gratuity "Tip" Tucci ($140 million net worth), Steve Martin as Captain Smek ($110 million net worth), and Jennifer Lopez as Lucy ($300 million net worth).

Average Rating:  6.2/10

Budget: $135 million

 #9: Ex Machina

Weekend Gross: $2.1 million

Total Gross:  $19.6 million

Director: Alex Garland

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb ($5 million net worth), Corey Johnson as Jay, Oscar Isaac as Nathan ($2 million net worth), and Alicia Vikander as Ava ($4 million net worth).

Average Rating: 8.7

Budget: $16.4 million

 #10: Far from the Madding Crowd

Weekend Gross: $1.3 million

Total Gross:  $2.6 million

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene ($15 million net worth), Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak, Michael Sheen as William Boldwood ($3 million net worth).

Average Rating:  7.9/10

Budget: $8.7 million

Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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