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. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$18,044,252-45%2,9480$6,121$68,617,0622Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$12,471,728-37%3,679-22$3,390$185,254,2744Universal
3Rush Hour 3$11,706,643-45%3,408-370$3,435$108,477,1853New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$9,891,298--1,714--$5,771$9,891,2981Universal
5WAR$9,820,256--2,277--$4,313$9,820,2561Lionsgate
6The Nanny Diaries$7,480,708--2,629--$2,845$7,480,7081MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$4,318,705-37%2,600-562$1,661$173,355,8785Fox
8Stardust$3,872,708-31%2,339-226$1,656$26,379,0753Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$3,265,384-27%2,016-373$1,620$107,288,1636New Line
10The Invasion$3,093,529-48%2,7760$1,114$11,471,8202Warner Bros.