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, Jun. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$40,087,564--2,628--$15,254$40,087,5641Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$25,037,039--3,049--$8,212$26,426,4801Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$19,786,356-59%3,3124$5,974$67,524,0302Paramount
4Atlantis: The Lost Empire$12,586,394-38%3,07160$4,098$33,257,5102Disney
5Shrek$10,406,472-21%3,007-310$3,461$215,231,7776DreamWorks
6Swordfish$7,718,758-39%2,660-28$2,902$30,351,9523Warner Bros.
7Pearl Harbor$6,818,896-31%2,668-472$2,556$171,891,5405Disney
8Moulin Rouge!$3,852,298-23%1,585-499$2,430$43,435,4414Fox
9Evolution$3,288,195-50%2,258-355$1,456$32,321,1513DreamWorks
10The Animal$2,911,346-50%2,228-513$1,307$19,164,5034Sony / Columbia