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. 13 - Sun, Jan. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legends of the Fall$12,369,9045289%2,0051998$6,170$12,955,3824Sony / TriStar
2Higher Learning$11,228,625--1,409--$7,969$11,228,6251Sony / Columbia
3Demon Knight$10,019,555--1,729--$5,795$10,019,5551Universal
4Dumb and Dumber$9,477,2573%2,533-2$3,742$35,017,8505New Line
5Houseguest$6,375,1849%1,604366$3,975$12,206,4862Disney
6Disclosure$5,647,712-22%1,948-134$2,899$50,453,3616Warner Bros.
7The Jungle Book (1994)$4,337,901-3%1,822-190$2,381$24,149,6234Disney
8Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog$4,231,917--1,217--$3,477$4,231,9171Fox
9Nell$3,505,734-24%1,23635$2,836$17,277,4505Fox
10Richie Rich$3,066,781-16%1,664-97$1,843$6,719,0605Warner Bros.