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‘Furiosa’ Wins Worst Memorial Day Box Office in Three Decades


Warner Bros.’ Furiosa narrowly beat Alcon and Sony’s The Garfield Movie with an estimated $32 million for the four-day weekend, with George Miller‘s latest entry in the Mad Max franchise taking in an estimated $26.3 million for Friday-Sunday versus an estimated $24 million for the animated orange feline.

Despite Furiosa‘s victory, it still came in behind expectations and is the worst Memorial Day No. 1 opener since Casper debuted to $22.5 million nearly 30 years ago in 1995 (not adjusted for inflation), according to Comscore. This excludes 2020, when theaters were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The top 12 films of the weekend are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Furiosa: A Mad Max SagaWarner Bros.$32,000,0003,804$8,412$32,000,000
2Garfield Movie, TheSony$31,100,0004,035$7,708$31,100,000
4Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes20th Century Studios$17,200,0003,550$4,845$126,649,252-32%
5Fall Guy, TheUniversal$7,650,0002,955$2,589$73,941,385-8%
6Strangers: Chapter 1, TheLionsgate$6,900,0002,856$2,416$22,633,988-42%
7SightAngel Studios$3,596,7552,100$1,713$3,596,755
8ChallengersAmazon MGM Studios$1,761,0001,089$1,617$46,855,760-39%
9Back to BlackFocus Features$1,350,0002,013$671$5,249,020-52%
10BabesNeon Rated$1,228,000590$2,081$1,455,799653%
12Godzilla x Kong: The New EmpireWarner Bros.$765,000664$1,152$195,671,633-54%