Grosses

'Pitch Perfect 2' Zooms to $87.5M After Leading Thursday with $3.91M; 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Speeds to $63.4M After $3.71M Daily TakeMay 22, 2015 12:28 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Pitch Perfect 2 moved back into first place on Thursday with $3.91 million. The successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick increased a slim 1 percent over Wednesday. Pitch Perfect 2 has led the daily box office for five of the past seven days and was the week's top film with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $87.49 million. The film continues to rocket past the $65.00 million final domestic gross of 2012's Pitch Perfect and is currently running a very impressive 33.5 percent ahead of the $65.53 million seven-day take of last year's Neighbors.

Mad Max: Fury Road fell one spot to land in second with $3.71 million. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 6 percent from Wednesday. Mad Max: Fury Road placed in second for the week with a seven-day take of $63.43 million. That was on the high end of expectations and was 8 percent below the $68.66 million seven-day start of 2012's Prometheus. Thanks to stronger word of mouth and the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Mad Max: Fury Road is expected to have a much stronger second weekend hold than that of Prometheus.

Avengers: Age of Ultron held steady in third place with $2.35 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. Age of Ultron placed in third for the week with $49.999 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a massive $383.17 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 20 percent behind the $476.68 million three-week take of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $348.08 million three-week gross of 2013's Iron Man 3.

Warner's Hot Pursuit took in $0.465 million to remain in fourth. The comedy from MGM and New Line starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara was up 3 percent over Wednesday and down 32.5 percent from last Thursday. Hot Pursuit landed in fourth place for the week with $7.72 million. That was down 56 percent from the film's opening week performance and places the film's two-week total at a softer than expected $25.45 million.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 23 - Sun, Dec. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rain Man$8,727,31125%1,2546$6,960$15,733,0302MGM/UA
2The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$5,812,5344%1,96932$2,952$26,871,5454Paramount
3Twins$5,308,680-32%1,619170$3,279$31,839,5743Universal
4Working Girl$4,718,485--1,051--$4,490$4,718,4851Fox
5Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$4,526,76018%1,51044$2,998$8,367,2582Orion
6Scrooged$4,189,254-8%1,897100$2,208$39,476,6355Paramount
7Oliver & Company$3,507,96552%1,503338$2,334$21,779,9206Disney
8Hellbound: Hellraiser II$3,185,511--1,180--$2,700$3,185,5111New World
9Tequila Sunrise$3,158,4665%1,41117$2,238$16,551,5314Warner Bros.
10The Land Before Time$2,043,67535%1,39569$1,465$24,876,6506Universal