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. 23 - Sun, Oct. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pleasantville$8,855,063--1,636--$5,413$8,855,0631New Line
2Practical Magic$8,792,505-33%2,6520$3,315$21,897,1992Warner Bros.
3Antz$8,115,319-28%2,92926$2,771$61,735,7344DreamWorks
4Bride of Chucky$7,078,275-40%2,44533$2,895$18,909,1302Universal
5Soldier$6,447,237--2,507--$2,572$6,447,2371Warner Bros.
6Rush Hour$5,860,347-29%2,602-122$2,252$93,910,0776New Line
7Beloved (1998)$4,286,417-48%1,5076$2,844$12,451,9682Disney
8What Dreams May Come$4,038,044-37%2,274-232$1,776$37,192,0494PolyGram
9Apt Pupil$3,583,151--1,448--$2,475$3,583,1511Sony / TriStar
10A Night at the Roxbury$2,326,454-39%1,993-176$1,167$21,858,4134Paramount