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, Apr. 17 - Sun, Apr. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
117 Again$23,723,170--3,255--$7,288$23,723,1701Warner Bros. / New Line
2State of Play$14,071,630--2,803--$5,020$14,071,6301Universal
3Hannah Montana: The Movie$13,406,745-59%3,1180$4,300$56,872,8772Disney
4Monsters vs. Aliens$13,240,704-39%3,662-474$3,616$163,067,6244Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fast & Furious$11,774,924-57%3,674202$3,205$136,205,0873Universal
6Crank: High Voltage$6,964,185--2,223--$3,133$6,964,1851Lionsgate
7Observe and Report$4,174,738-62%2,7270$1,531$18,814,7062Warner Bros.
8Knowing$3,575,979-44%2,405-520$1,487$73,794,6675Summit
9I Love You, Man$3,327,568-47%2,202-441$1,511$64,613,4995Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Haunting in Connecticut$3,115,706-47%2,255-466$1,382$51,885,5164Lionsgate