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. 27 - Sun, Oct. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Shorty$10,202,007-20%2,007395$5,083$22,902,0142MGM
2Powder$7,146,973--1,592--$4,489$7,146,9731Disney
3Vampire in Brooklyn$7,045,379--2,307--$3,054$7,045,3791Paramount
4Copycat$5,170,522--1,390--$3,720$5,170,5221Warner Bros.
5Now and Then$4,462,819-40%1,713141$2,605$11,902,9922New Line
6Seven$4,034,511-43%2,252-276$1,792$56,551,7346New Line
7Three Wishes$2,601,093--1,535--$1,695$2,601,0931Savoy
8How to Make an American Quilt$1,584,465-40%1,447-85$1,095$14,366,6854Universal
9Assassins$1,474,291-57%1,892331$779$20,243,6664Warner Bros.
10Never Talk to Strangers$1,204,309-59%1,5100$798$4,107,7662Sony / TriStar