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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$30,050,826--3,683--$8,159$30,050,8261Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$13,157,593-43%3,4810$3,780$57,011,7182Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$12,705,399--2,443--$5,201$12,705,3991Overture
4The Fourth Kind$12,231,407--2,527--$4,840$12,231,4071Universal
5Paranormal Activity$8,278,203-49%2,558154$3,236$97,105,9054Paramount
6The Box$7,570,893--2,635--$2,873$7,570,8931Warner Bros.
7Couples Retreat$6,129,142-5%2,857-169$2,145$95,682,2415Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$6,002,901-19%2,474-290$2,426$60,700,5704Overture
9Where the Wild Things Are$4,177,923-30%2,756-889$1,516$69,224,1244Warner Bros.
10Astro Boy$2,626,513-24%1,918-1102$1,369$15,112,4843Summit