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, Jan. 5 - Sun, Jan. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born on the Fourth of July$11,023,6502140%1,3101302$8,415$11,687,9071Universal
2The War of the Roses$7,006,812-33%1,525-1$4,595$39,480,8345Fox
3Tango & Cash$6,625,378-31%1,5560$4,258$22,861,2493Warner Bros.
4Always$4,614,020-35%1,12434$4,105$15,434,3003Universal
5The Little Mermaid$4,585,047-50%1,5210$3,014$40,873,7548Disney
6Steel Magnolias$4,502,641-28%1,3694$3,289$35,795,4698TriStar
7Back to the Future Part II$3,740,048-54%1,760-347$2,125$100,665,8127Universal
8Christmas Vacation$3,326,878-59%1,846-55$1,802$46,708,3866Warner Bros.
9Look Who's Talking$2,593,775-31%1,445-37$1,795$92,811,85213TriStar
10The Wizard$1,207,975-55%1,055-138$1,145$7,461,4554Universal