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, Feb. 13 - Sun, Feb. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$39,852,510--3,591--$11,098$39,852,5101Sony / Columbia
2Barbershop 2: Back in Business$14,467,150-40%2,7110$5,336$42,941,5252MGM
3Miracle$14,031,813-28%2,755150$5,093$37,074,1492Disney
4You Got Served$6,023,188-20%1,832-111$3,288$33,004,5453Sony / Screen Gems
5Along Came Polly$5,454,855-20%2,543-415$2,145$82,016,0235Universal
6The Butterfly Effect$5,254,166-19%2,288-231$2,296$48,483,8124New Line
7Catch That Kid$4,465,567-23%2,8481$1,568$10,965,3572Fox
8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$4,186,974-2%1,663-215$2,518$356,469,0539New Line
9Cold Mountain$3,937,55921%1,740-177$2,263$87,780,1558Miramax
10Monster$3,808,6008%1,093201$3,485$20,339,4358Newmarket