San Andreas claims top spot, knocks Mad Max: Fury Road into second

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson disaster flick San Andreas claimed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, taking $3.221m on 449 screens.

The film, which follows the life of a rescue chopper pilot who sets off to rescue his daughter after a massive earthquake rocks California, bumped Mad Max: Fury Road into second place after its fortnight at the top, having earned a total of $16.327m after $2.519m on 389 screens.

Spy, the Fox film starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham, was in third place with $2.442m on 369 screens.

Pitch Perfect 2 took in $1.81m to reach $24.932m, while Disney’s Tomorrowland earned just $1.58m on its first weekend.

Woman in Gold, the drama starring Helen Mirren, was $953,494 to see its total earnings jump to $2.638m.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to earn for Disney, taking $552,947 to see total earnings at $39.226m.

Fox’s Poltergeist, a remake of the classic horror-thriller about a set of angry demons who take a couple’s daughter captive, earned $362,453 on 185 screens to take its total to $1.306m

A Royal Night Out and Tanu Weds Manu Returns earned $142,812 and $130,563 to see their earnings surge to $1.941m and $428,352 respectively.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
San Andreas (Roadshow) $3,221,356 449 $3,222,356
Mad Max: Fury Road (Roadshow) $2,518,506 389 $16,327,427
Spy (Fox) $2,442,497 369 $7,215,574
Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal) $1,810,709 339 $24,932,427
Tomorrowland (Disney) $1,579,977 241 $1,596,954
Woman In Gold (Roadshow) $953,494 236 $2,638,524
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Disney) $552,947 243 $39,226,086
Poltergeist (Fox) $362,453 185 $1,305,504
Royal Night Out, A (Paramount) $142,812 212 $1,941,266
Tanu Weds Manu Returns (Eros) $130,563 13 $428,352
Gadaar - The Traitor (Friends India) $109,359 17 $109,359
Ex Machina (Universal) $81,562 18 $465,533
Home (Fox) $80,939 141 $18,827,264
Warren Miller's: No Turning Back (Ice Edge) $70,421 3 $135,052
Wild Tales (Sony) $57,198 7 $187,549
Gemma Bovery (Regency Film Distribution) $49,085 21 $144,348
Cinderella (Disney) $46,229 65 $22,174,779
Partisan (Madman) $39,561 14 $40,971
Clouds Of Sils Maria (Pinnacle Films) $32,616 26 $437,005
Fast And Furious 7 (Universal) $28,923 31 $43,293,797

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