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, Sep. 18 - Sun, Sep. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$30,304,539--3,119--$9,716$30,304,5391Sony / Columbia
2The Informant!$10,463,880--2,505--$4,177$10,463,8801Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$9,877,438-58%2,2550$4,380$37,750,9362Lionsgate
4Love Happens$8,057,279--1,898--$4,245$8,057,2791Universal
5Jennifer's Body$6,867,407--2,702--$2,542$6,867,4071Fox
69 (2009)$5,562,758-48%2,060399$2,700$22,916,5082Focus
7Inglourious Basterds$3,819,063-38%2,519-696$1,516$110,117,5015Weinstein Company
8All About Steve$3,373,462-40%2,159-106$1,563$26,651,1943Fox
9Sorority Row$2,499,941-51%2,591-74$965$8,880,3232Summit
10The Final Destination$2,387,243-57%1,805-927$1,323$62,406,6514Warner Bros. / New Line