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, Aug. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Wedding$33,370,256--3,172--$10,520$33,370,2561Universal
2Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$19,500,260-42%3,36420$5,797$68,510,1232Miramax / Dimension
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$18,842,846-19%3,390-26$5,558$209,532,0484Disney
4Seabiscuit$17,637,175-15%2,421432$7,285$49,223,1352Universal
5Bad Boys II$12,735,546-42%3,022-180$4,214$111,346,5963Sony / Columbia
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$11,339,558-48%3,2220$3,519$42,600,0162Paramount
7Finding Nemo$3,860,215-12%1,777-248$2,172$320,020,40910Disney
8Gigli$3,753,793--2,215--$1,695$3,753,7931Sony / Columbia
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$3,267,468-36%2,007-525$1,628$58,955,2484Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,986,835-41%1,910-750$1,564$142,858,2535Warner Bros.