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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You Got Served$16,121,650--1,933--$8,340$16,121,6501Sony / Screen Gems
2The Butterfly Effect$9,556,892-44%2,6050$3,669$31,739,5032New Line
3Along Came Polly$9,310,362-43%3,05257$3,051$66,006,0033Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$5,309,974-22%2,256-302$2,354$345,336,3507New Line
5The Perfect Score$4,873,006--2,208--$2,207$4,873,0061Paramount
6Big Fish$4,533,254-36%2,280-158$1,988$55,317,6758Sony / Columbia
7Mystic River$4,379,34030%1,37043$3,197$64,872,85316Warner Bros.
8Cheaper by the Dozen$4,286,071-33%2,396-414$1,789$128,033,8236Fox
9Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$4,212,425-42%2,80897$1,500$13,108,1072DreamWorks
10Cold Mountain$4,074,047-19%2,500-302$1,630$78,394,7196Miramax