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. 7 - Sun, Aug. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$54,713,171--4,007--$13,654$54,713,1711Paramount
2Julie & Julia$20,028,772--2,354--$8,508$20,028,7721Sony / Columbia
3G-Force$9,870,531-44%3,482-215$2,835$86,183,1993Disney
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$8,926,888-50%3,455-938$2,584$273,848,6724Warner Bros.
5Funny People$7,984,709-65%3,0081$2,654$40,538,3412Universal
6The Ugly Truth$6,749,390-49%2,97593$2,269$68,836,8743Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$5,948,675--2,159--$2,755$5,948,6751Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$4,021,843-50%3,1082$1,294$16,313,1182Fox
9Orphan$3,674,511-51%2,270-480$1,619$34,769,3403Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$3,368,820-35%1,690-381$1,993$261,988,62110Warner Bros.