The recently concluded weekend, which was a long weekend in the United States for the celebration of Memorial Day, had the premiere of what was classified as one of the most anticipated films of the year: Furiosa: A Mad Max Sagafifth installment of the franchise Mad Max of the filmmaker George Miller and the Warner Bros. studio, which as a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, tells the origin story of Angrynow performed by Anya Taylor-Joy.

The expectations surrounding this project were high. It was received positively by critics, however, the audience response did not echo the high praise.

Angry managed to stay at number one at the US box office.just above The Garfield Movie de Sony Pictures:

  • Angry accumulated $26.2 million dollars in the weekend, and $32 million dollars in the four days of Memorial Weekend (Friday to Monday). Garfield For its part, it accumulated $24 million dollars in the weekend, and $31.1 million dollars in the four days.

Las figures of Angry are disastrous when we consider that the high-profile project had a budget of $168 million dollars. Projections estimated that it would have a premiere between $40 to $45 million.

At the international box office, Angry totaled $33.3 million dollars, for a global opening box office of $65.3 million dollars.

Analysts believe that Angry failed because prequels rarely work as well as direct sequels, especially when they don't feature the original stars returning.


  • This was the Worst Memorial Day weekend in theaters in nearly THREE decadesexcluding 2020, when theaters went through a massive shutdown due to COVID.
  • Compared to the same weekend of Memorial Weekend in 2023, they indicate a drop of 36%.
  • Ticket sales for the 2024 summer movie season continue to be 23% behind the same stretch in 2023, and 41% behind 2019, according to Comscore data.

On the other hand, the budget of the animated film Garfield It was $60 million. It already accumulates $91.1 million in the global box office.


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