Warner Bros. reports Entourage debuted in first place on Wednesday with $5.37 million, including Tuesday evening’s $2.0 million early show grosses. While this represents a solid first day overall, this is a significant indicator of major front-loading for the HBO series-turned-film. By comparison, This Is the End earned $2.2 million from Tuesday evening shows in June 2013, 28 percent of its overall $7.82 million opening day.Entourage, however, pulled a larger share of 37 percent before Wednesday even began. With an “A-” CinemaScore and Fandango reporting healthy weekend sales, Entourage may yet prove to be back-loaded to the weekend, but expectations should definitely come back to the conservative side. If the flick were to follow the daily patterns of This Is the End, it would land around $14 million for the three-day weekend and $23 million for its overall five-day opening.
Moving down to second place yesterday, San Andreas added another $3.94 million yesterday. The film continues to topple expectations with a six-day domestic haul of $69.1 million, putting it 16 percent ahead of the pace of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 22 percent behind World War Z.
Mad Max: Fury Road eased 37 percent from last week to $1.46 million on Wednesday. Its 20-day domestic total stands at $121.56 million, 8 percent ahead of where Prometheus stood at the same point.
Pitch Perfect 2 scored another $1.32 million yesterday for a 36 percent week-to-week decline. The hit sequel has earned $152.0 million through 20 days, 27 percent more than Neighbors.
Tomorrowland was off just 35 percent from last Wednesday to $1.276 million yesterday. The sci-fi adventure flick has tallied $67.96 million through 13 days of play, 16 percent behind the pace of Super 8.
Avengers: Age of Ultron took in $0.97 million yesterday for a 32 percent week-to-week drop. The Marvel sequel has now amassed $430.87 million domestically.
Meanwhile, Aloha added $0.75 million in seventh place yesterday, giving it a six-day tally of $12.41 million. Unfortunately, the Cameron Crowe flick hasn’t caught the adoration of critics or audiences as many of his past films have. Aloha is running 1 percent behind where Crowe’s Elizabethtown stood at the same point in release.