Weekend Box Office: SAN ANDREAS Scores Big Opening, ALOHA Bombs

San Andreas has a very high number on the box office Richter scale this week, letting everyone know how serious it was. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biggest movie as a solo star took in an estimated $53.2 million in its U.S. debut, soaring past recent forecasts of a $40 million launch for Warner Bros.’ disaster pic.

The film received a good “A-” CinemaScore and may finally prove Johnson is one of then most bankable stars working today.

In second is Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, adding $14.8 million in its third weekend, Disney’s Tomorrowland dropped 58% to third place with $13.8 million, Warner Bros.’ Mad Max: Fury Road came in fourth with $13.6 million and Marvel’s superhero saga Avengers: Age of Ultron rounded out the top five with $10.9 million. Very tight between Pitches, Tomorrowland and Fury Road.

Sony’s romantic-comedy Aloha, scored a “B-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences, despite the star power of Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. The pic opened in 2,815 theaters and earned $10 million, failing just short of the top ten. It supposedly only cost $37 million, so won’t be an outright disaster. Check out the Box Office Guru top-10 list and see where estimates currently stand:


Tune in next weekend when Paul Feig‘s CIA action-comedy Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy opens along with the spooky prequel Insidious Chapter 3 and Entourage, the big-screen version of the HBO series. Next week will be a tight race I think.