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There weren't many fireworks at the Memorial Day weekend box office this year as newcomer "Tomorrowland" disappointed with a $32.2 million debut.

The $180 million Disney science-fiction adventure stars George Clooney and is expected to pull in a lackluster $40.7 million for the four-day period.

Image: Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, George Clooney
British actor, Hugh Laurie, left, U.S actress, Britt Robertson, centre and U.S actor George Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival for the European premiere of Tomorrowland: A World Beyond at a central London cinema, Sunday, May 17, 2015.Jonathan Short / AP

Universal's "Pitch Perfect 2" came in a close second with an estimated $30.3 million three-day haul and a projected $37.9 million for the four days.

"Tomorrowland" had been expected to generate $40 million over the three-day period and $50 million over the four-day stretch.

The weekend's other new wide release, "Poltergeist," pulled in $23 million for the three days and will likely make about $27.7 million for its first four days.

Warner Bros.' "Mad Max: Fury Road" had a solid hold, adding $23.8 million in its second weekend. It's expected to do approximately $30 million worth of business over the four-day weekend.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" rounded out the top five, with the superhero sequel nabbing $20.9 million and driving its stateside haul to $404.1 million.

— Reuters