Tomorrowland Ekes Out $32.2M Win—Barely

'Pitch Perfect 2' hot on heels of flopping Clooney tentpole
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2015 11:49 AM CDT
George Clooney as Frank Walker in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." The film releases in US theaters May 22, 2015.   (Film Frame/Disney via AP)
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(Newser) – The "beautiful, flawed adventure" that is Tomorrowland eked out a win at this weekend's box office, but only just: The George Clooney tentpole pulled down $32.2 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter, well below expectations that had soared as high as $50 million. It narrowly beat out Pitch Perfect 2's $30.3 million, but the Reporter notes that the Memorial Day weekend box office is expected to be down by about 18% over last year. Mad Max: Fury Road, Poltergeist, and Avengers: Age of Ultron rounded out the top five this weekend.

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