(NEWSnet/AP) — Neither “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” or “The Garfield Movie” could save Memorial Day weekend at theaters, as the box office heads toward a two-decade low.

“Furiosa” claimed the top spot for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday stretch, with $25.6 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. 

“The Garfield Movie” was the other major new offering. It is claiming No. 1 for the four-day holiday weekend, with an estimated $31.9 million in ticket sales projected through Memorial Day.

Aside from Memorial Day in 2020, when theaters were closed due to the pandemic, those are the lowest-earning No. 1 movies in 29 years. “Casper” got $22.5 million, not adjusted for inflation, in its first four days in 1995.

“IF,” in its second weekend, finished third, adding $16.1 million through Sunday.  “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” in its third weekend, added $13.4 million through Sunday. Its global total is $294.8 million, making it the fourth-highest grossing film so far in 2024.

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