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. 22 - Sun, Oct. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Best Man$9,031,660--1,346--$6,710$9,031,6601Universal
2Double Jeopardy$7,622,515-25%3,00266$2,539$90,693,4575Paramount
3Fight Club$6,335,870-43%1,9663$3,223$21,943,2582Fox
4Bringing Out the Dead$6,193,052--1,936--$3,199$6,193,0521Paramount
5The Story of Us$5,361,125-45%2,1662$2,475$17,772,9202Universal
6American Beauty$5,180,253-22%1,459109$3,551$48,453,5076DreamWorks
7Bats$4,717,902--2,540--$1,857$4,717,9021Destination
8Three to Tango$4,406,135--2,234--$1,972$4,406,1351Warner Bros.
9Three Kings$4,274,782-41%2,411-531$1,773$34,242,2404Warner Bros.
10The Sixth Sense$4,057,846-21%2,191-491$1,852$254,432,89112Disney