Weekend Box Office Review For May 22nd-24th

By on May 25, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend, many Americans found things to do other than go to the movies. This was the worst Memorial Day weekend at the box office since 2001. The new Disney film, Tomorrowland, took the top spot at the box office. Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road held onto the 2nd and 3rd spots in their second week. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend.

#1: Tomorrowland

Weekend Gross: $32.2 million

Total Gross: $32.2 million

Director: Brad Bird ($40 million net worth)

Starring: George Clooney as Frank Walker ($180 million net worth), Britt Robertson as Casey Newton ($2 million net worth), Hugh Laurie as Nix ($40 million net worth), Tim McGraw as Eddie Newton ($70 million net worth), and Kathryn Hahn as Ursula ($2 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.0/10

Budget: $190 million

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#2: Pitch Perfect 2

Weekend Gross: $30.3 million

Total Gross: $100.6 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

#3: Mad Max: Fury Road

Weekend Gross: $23.9 million

Total Gross: $87.3 million

Director: George Miller ($15 million net worth)

Starring: Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky ($15 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

#4: Poltergeist

Weekend Gross: $23.0 million

Total Gross: $23.0 million

Director: Gil Kenan

Starring: Sam Rockwell as Eric Bowen ($15 million net worth), Rosemarie DeWitt as Amy Bowen ($3 million net worth), Jared Harris as Carrigan Burke ($8 million net worth), and Jane Adams as Dr. Brooke Powell.

Average Rating: 4.1/10

Budget: $35 million

 #5: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Weekend Gross:  $20.9 million

Total Gross:  $404.1 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

 #6: Hot Pursuit

Weekend Gross: $3.5 million

Total Gross: $28.9 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

#7: Far from the Madding Crowd

Weekend Gross: $2.3 million

Total Gross:  $5.4 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

#8: Furious 7

Weekend Gross: $2.1 million

Total Gross:  $347 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

 #9: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Weekend Gross: $1.8 million

Total Gross:  $65.1 million

Director: Andy Fickman

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

Average Rating: 3.1

Budget: $30 million

#10: Home

Weekend Gross: $1.7 million

Total Gross:  $168 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

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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