Weekend Box Office Review For May 29th-31st

By on June 1, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

This weekend, the brand new San Andreas was the king of the box office. The movie's $53 million gross gave star Dwayne Johnson a personal career high! San Andreas also made $13 million more than expected. Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and Mad Max: Fury Road were bunched up at 2 through 4, while the new Aloha made exactly $10 million and finished 6th. Here is a breakdown of the top movie money makers for this past weekend:

#1 San Andreas

Weekend Gross: $53.2 million

Total Gross:  $53.2 million

Director: Brad Peyton

Starring: Dwayne Johnson as Ray ($125 million net worth), Carla Gugino as Emma ($14 million net worth), and Paul Giamatti as Lawrence ($25 million net worth).

Average Rating: 6.0/10

Budget: $110 million

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#2: Pitch Perfect 2

Weekend Gross: $14.4 million

Total Gross: $147.5 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: Tomorrowland

Weekend Gross: $13.8 million

Total Gross: $63.2 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

 #4: Mad Max: Fury Road

Weekend Gross: $13.6 million

Total Gross: $115.9 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

#5: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Weekend Gross:  $10.9 million

Total Gross:  $427 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: Aloha

Weekend Gross: $10 million

Total Gross: $10 million

Director: Cameron Crowe ($35 million net worth)

Starring: Bradley Cooper as Brian Gilcrest ($60 million net worth), Rachel McAdams as Allison Ng ($14 million net worth), Emma Stone as Tracy Woodside ($18 million  net worth), and Bill Murray as Carson Welch ($140 million net worth).

Average Rating: 3.7/10

Budget: $37 Million

 #7: Poltergeist

Weekend Gross: $7.8 million

Total Gross: $38.3 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

#8: Far from the Madding Crowd

Weekend Gross: $1.4 million

Total Gross:  $8.4 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

#9: Hot Pursuit

Weekend Gross: $1.4 million

Total Gross: $32.4 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

 #10: Home

Weekend Gross: $1.2 million

Total Gross:  $170.4 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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