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Los Angeles, May 25 :Disney’s latest release ” Tomorrowland” beat “Pitch Perfect 2” to take the first place at the North American box office with collections of $32.2 million till the third day of the extended Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the US and is observed across the country on May 25, 2015. Tomorrowland, which debuted on Friday, would rake in an estimated mediocre $40.7 million over the four-day period. The adventure movie, directed by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird, was screened at 3,972 locations in US and Canada, Xinhua reported on Sunday. (Also read: Ducktales animated series will be back by Disney on television in 2017) Also Read - Master Box Office Day 4: Thalapathy Vijay's Film Continues to Win, Overseas Collection Fantastic
Starring Oscar winner George Clooney and young actress Britt Robertson, the film is about an inventor (Clooney) who takes along a teen (Robertson) to an alternate world called “Tomorrowland”. The movie received a 49 percent in Rotten Tomatoes ratings. Universal’s musical comedy “Pitch Perfect 2,” winner of last weekend’s box office, dropped to second place this weekend, with $30.3 million, declining 56 percent, and an estimated 37.9 million dollars over the four-day time frame. “Pitch Perfect 2” has grossed $117.8 million in the first 10 days. Also Read - Master Box Office Day 3: Thalapathy Vijay Starrer Collects Rs 100 Crore Already - a Flying Winner!
George Miller’s action film “Mad Max: Fury Road” came in third position as it took in$23.9 million. Rounding out the 10 most popular movies in the US and Canada this weekend were: “Poltergeist” ($23 million), “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” ($20.9 million), “Hot Pursuit” ($3.5 million), “Far From The Madding Crowd” ($2.9 million), “Furious 7” ($2.1 million), “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” ($1.8 million) and “Home” ($1.7 million).