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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of May 24, 2015

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of May 24, 2015

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LOS ANGELES, May 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 24, 2015, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.

As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Rentrak provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Rentrak's suite of products.

Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "Disney/Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' led the international box office this weekend with $45.8 million in 91 territories; the film has taken in $860M, including a phenomenal $210 million in China, where it opened on May 12. Disney's 'Tomorrowland' posted an estimated $26.7 million in its opening weekend of international release from 65 territories representing approximately 56% of the international marketplace. Meanwhile, Universal's 'Pitch Perfect 2' opened in eight new territories and the weekend estimate is $15.2 million in 37 territories for a total of $61.7 million and Fox's Melissa McCarthy action comedy 'Spy' opened early in the Asia/Pacific region this weekend, capturing $12.5 million from 1,772 screens in 10 markets with North America and 52 International markets opening the weekend of June 5. Warner Bros.' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' crossed the $100 million mark internationally this weekend bringing its worldwide total to $212 million."

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 24, 2015, are below.

1. Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Disney - $66.7M
2. Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros. - $62.1M
3. Tomorrowland - Disney - $58.9M
4. Pitch Perfect 2 - Universal - $45.5M
5. Poltergeist - 20th Century Fox - $31.3M
6. Spy - 20th Century Fox - $12.5M
7. Home - 20th Century Fox - $6.1M
8. Furious 7 - Universal - $5.1M
9. P.K. - UTV Motion Pictures - $4.5M
10. Hot Pursuit - Warner Bros. - $3.5M
11. Treacherous, The - Lotte Entertainment - $3.4M
12. Chronicles of Evil - CJ Entertainment - $3.1M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 24, 2015, are below.

1. Tomorrowland - Disney - $32.2M
2. Pitch Perfect 2 - Universal - $30.3M
3. Mad Max: Fury Road - Warner Bros. - $23.9M
4. Poltergeist - 20th Century Fox - $23.0M
5. Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Disney - $20.9M
6. Hot Pursuit - Warner Bros. - $3.5M
7. Far From The Madding Crowd - Fox Searchlight - $2.3M
8. Furious 7 - Universal - $2.1M
9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - Sony - $1.8M
10. Home - 20th Century Fox - $1.7M
11. Age Of Adaline, The - Lionsgate - $1.4M
12. Woman In Gold - The Weinstein Company - $0.8M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.


Weekend BO Estimate (USD) Weekend Release Cume (USD) Distributor
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Title Worldwide Int'l Domestic Worldwide Int'l Domestic Int'l No. of Terr. Dom
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Avengers: Age Of Ultron 66,695,000 45,800,000 20,895,000 1,263,865,479 859,800,000 404,065,479 DIS 92 DIS
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Mad Max: Fury Road 62,085,000 38,200,000 23,885,000 211,615,279 124,300,000 87,315,279 WB 71 WB
------------------ ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------- ---------- --- --- ---

Tomorrowland 58,859,000 26,700,000 32,159,000 58,859,000 26,700,000 32,159,000 DIS 66 DIS
------------ ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------- --- --- ---

Pitch Perfect 2 45,549,000 15,200,000 30,349,000 179,535,595 61,700,000 117,835,595 UNI 38 UNI
--------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------- ---------- ----------- --- --- ---

Poltergeist 31,300,000 8,300,000 23,000,000 31,300,000 8,300,000 23,000,000 FOX 36 FOX
----------- ---------- --------- ---------- ---------- --------- ---------- --- --- ---

Spy 12,500,000 12,500,000 - 12,500,000 12,500,000 - FOX 10 FOX
--- ---------- ---------- --- ---------- ---------- --- --- --- ---

Home 6,080,000 4,400,000 1,680,000 360,594,929 192,600,000 167,994,929 FOX 27 FOX
---- --------- --------- --------- ----------- ----------- ----------- --- --- ---

Furious 7 5,124,105 3,000,000 2,124,105 1,499,013,290 1,152,000,000 347,013,290 UNI 61 UNI
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P.K. 4,500,000 4,500,000 - 95,600,000 85,000,000 10,600,000 UTV 1 UTV
---- --------- --------- --- ---------- ---------- ---------- --- --- ---

Hot Pursuit 3,475,000 - 3,475,000 29,920,240 1,000,000 28,920,240 WB 1 WB
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Treacherous, The 3,400,000 3,400,000 - 3,475,000 3,475,000 - LOT 1 -
---------------- --------- --------- --- --------- --------- --- --- --- ---

Chronicles of Evil 3,100,000 3,100,000 - 11,300,000 11,300,000 - CJ 1 CJ
------------------ --------- --------- --- ---------- ---------- --- --- --- ---

Far From The Madding Crowd 2,780,000 500,000 2,280,000 14,942,605 9,500,000 5,442,605 FOX 9 FSL
-------------------------- --------- ------- --------- ---------- --------- --------- --- --- ---

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2,555,000 800,000 1,755,000 98,672,709 33,100,000 65,572,709 SNY 49 SNY
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*Territory is a movie studio term
for regions of the world
consisting of various countries.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mario Andretti and Neal Schon: 2 Legends meet - exchange gifts - and Neal Schon gets the ride of his life

Mario Andretti and Neal Schon: 2 Legends meet - exchange gifts - and Neal Schon gets the ride of his life

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading up to the big Memorial Day Weekend Indianapolis 500, a lot of magic takes place before that actual flag goes down, and magic it was for Journey's Neal Schon who took the ride of his life Friday with longtime hero, Mario Andretti, a gift given him by his wife Michaele Schon.

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Neal Schon said, "It was the most exhilarating experience I've ever had. I've watched Mario since I was a kid at my Grandmother's house (Pauline Gulli) with my uncles, aunts and cousins. Meeting and driving with Mario was a thrill of a lifetime that my wife Michaele (Real Housewives) set up for me as a birthday gift February 27(th). Well, yesterday it happened!

"When Michaele and I arrived at the Indianapolis Hotel, Mario and some of his family and close friends met us in the lobby. He couldn't have been more gracious and kind. It made me recall all the good times I had with my mom's Italian side of the family. We clicked."

About the driving experience, Neal Schon stated, "Like no other I'm sure that I will ever experience in a lifetime, it was amazingly insane. I loved it but honestly thought, oh my God, how can he drive so effortless, amazing and at such high speeds? I couldn't help thinking what it would be like to be in a race with so many other cars - accidents, everything that happens in real high-speed races like this, truly not an easy gig. They have to love it.

"Before we went on the track, we exchanged gifts and I gave him one of my PRS NS-14 guitars and wrote him a personal note on top of the guitar. He gave me one of his Mario Andretti winning racing suits.

"All and all, a thrilling time I'll never forget! He insisted my wife get in the car after me to share the experience!

"I met so many other great drivers and people affiliated with the Indy 500 and they all want Journey to play next year for the 100th anniversary celebration. I'm on it! Loved it and will play our National Anthem next year if Journey does play. Fingers crossed until then."

This ride of a lifetime with Mario Andretti is just one more amazing adventure in a string of main events for the iconic founding member of Journey. Schon just wrapped up a month long residency with Journey at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and has a new solo album, "Vortex" coming out internationally on June 22nd and in the U.S. on June 23(rd). Fittingly, Vortex is a nickname that Carlos Santana gave to Neal because his music is so powerful and pulls you right in. There couldn't be a more descriptive title for Neal Schon's newest solo release and for the "powerful" year he is having personally and professionally.

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