Memorial Day Box Office is a real horse race: “Tomorrowland,””Pitch Perfect” and “Mad Max” in dead heat

boxThe three top films at the box office this Memorial Day weekend are separated by just a few tickets, based on Friday night’s numbers. “Mad Max,””Pitch Perfect 2” and newcomer “Tomorrowland” are all looking like 3 day weekend winners in the $33-35 million range, four day takes around $40 million.

Good news for “Tomorrowland” and Disney, which is riding weak reviews and a half-hearted promotional push by George Clooney. “Mad Max” is holding much more of its audience than “Pitch,” which added theaters and is still losing 50% of its opening weekend take.

“Poltergeist,” the limp remake, is doing a spectacular $25 million+ on its opening weekend — very good for a horror film. Established brand and all that.

“Paul Blart 2” is still in the top ten, which points to our decline as a nation louder than anything I can think of.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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