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, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Nightmare Before Christmas$8,212,47732%1,6541091$4,965$14,638,9293Disney
2The Beverly Hillbillies$4,923,073-31%2,148-14$2,292$21,627,0043Fox
3Demolition Man$4,202,828-41%2,141-117$1,963$37,551,7354Warner Bros.
4Cool Runnings$3,694,665-31%1,8324$2,017$32,687,4755Disney
5Rudy$3,603,900-28%1,4655$2,460$9,513,3313TriStar
6Fatal Instinct$3,502,569--1,886--$1,857$3,502,5691MGM
7Malice$2,904,181-29%1,5190$1,912$29,958,9285Columbia
8Judgment Night$1,410,765-44%1,350-195$1,045$8,010,3653Universal
9The Good Son (1993)$1,196,724-43%1,214-294$986$32,461,2666Fox
10The Fugitive (1993)$1,122,563-24%1,033-13$1,087$113,341,83413Warner Bros.