NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Good weather over the Memorial Day weekend didn't help the weak performance at the U.S. movie box office. Disney's (DIS) new sci-fi offering Tomorrowland, took the No.1 spot with three-day ticket sales of about $32.2 million.
Some estimate Disney spent about $190 million making the movie, which stars George Clooney and takes its name from the sci-fi section in some Disney theme parks. The movie portrays Clooney as an inventor who travels to a futuristic utopia with a teenage companion, played by Britt Robertson. The action feature was co-written and directed by Oscar winner Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles franchise.
Tomorrowland received tepid reviews prior to its opening and has failed to make a splash overseas, raking in just $26.7 million from 65 markets.
This marks the first time in three years that a Memorial Day holiday release hasn't opened to $100 million in domestic sales. The total amount of movie tickets sold over the weekend declined across the board from last year's revenue.
Taking the weekend's No. 2 spot was Pitch Perfect 2 from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal. The sequel about the a capella group and feature-film directorial debut of Elizabeth Banks scooped up $30.3 million during the holiday weekend.
Mad Max scored the No. 3 position, taking in $24.8 million.
The newly released Poltergeist from 21st Century Fox's (FOX) 20th Century Fox Film and MGM Holdings' (MGMB) MGM made its debut at No. 4. The thriller is a remake of the 1982 horror classic and directed by Steven Spielberg.