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, Aug. 20 - Sun, Aug. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$18,148,331-19%2,38824$7,600$64,345,4633Warner Bros.
2Hard Target$10,106,500--1,972--$5,125$10,106,5001Universal
3The Secret Garden$4,291,916-7%1,33213$3,222$8,917,4992Warner Bros.
4Rising Sun$4,038,469-34%1,677-45$2,408$34,427,5214Fox
5Jurassic Park$3,760,034-13%1,653-139$2,275$306,105,70711Universal
6In the Line of Fire$3,419,491-23%1,683-125$2,032$89,642,8727Columbia
7Free Willy$3,090,048-23%1,715-105$1,802$36,112,0356Warner Bros.
8Heart and Souls$2,803,655-35%1,30126$2,155$7,125,9052Universal
9The Firm$2,602,524-24%1,358-243$1,916$59,034,0798Paramount
10Sleepless in Seattle$2,560,778-17%1,394-63$1,837$54,699,3709TriStar