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. 27 - Sun, Jan. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$27,737,255--3,261--$8,506$27,737,2551Fox
2Nanny McPhee$14,503,629--1,995--$7,270$14,503,6291Universal
3Underworld: Evolution$11,403,355-58%3,2070$3,556$44,606,8662Sony / Screen Gems
4Annapolis$7,682,029--1,605--$4,786$7,682,0291Disney
5Brokeback Mountain$6,542,081-12%1,654458$3,955$51,046,5148Focus
6Glory Road$5,344,945-39%2,3971$2,230$34,946,1443Disney
7Last Holiday$4,802,605-45%2,442-72$1,967$32,630,6493Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,505,553-28%2,170-587$2,076$277,869,8168Disney
9Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$3,503,758-39%2,132-694$1,643$106,217,2876Sony / Columbia
10Walk the Line$3,032,466-1%1,20176$2,525$106,121,89511Fox