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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$44,979,170--3,269--$13,759$44,979,1701Warner Bros.
2Up$44,138,034-35%3,81852$11,561$137,209,5792Disney
3Land of the Lost$18,839,816--3,521--$5,351$18,839,8161Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$14,635,048-40%3,807-294$3,844$127,325,5963Fox
5Star Trek$8,310,015-34%3,202-305$2,595$222,713,8045Paramount
6Terminator Salvation$8,249,207-50%3,304-298$2,497$105,571,1923Warner Bros.
7Drag Me to Hell$7,040,495-56%2,5102$2,805$28,231,1782Universal
8Angels & Demons$6,549,967-42%2,925-539$2,239$116,177,0494Sony / Columbia
9My Life in Ruins$3,221,720--1,164--$2,768$3,221,7201Fox Searchlight
10Dance Flick$1,959,249-59%1,707-752$1,148$22,627,0453Paramount