'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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Hall Pass$13,535,374--2,950--$4,588$13,535,3741Warner Bros. / New Line
2Gnomeo and Juliet$13,400,130-30%3,03723$4,412$74,334,2363Disney
3Unknown (2011)$12,571,282-42%3,0430$4,131$42,976,4502Warner Bros.
4I Am Number Four$11,016,126-43%3,1562$3,491$37,723,9402Disney / DreamWorks
5Just Go With It$10,532,244-43%3,544-4$2,972$78,787,0663Sony / Columbia
6Justin Bieber: Never Say Never$9,387,250-29%2,810-308$3,341$62,963,7413Paramount
7Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$7,623,276-53%2,8210$2,702$28,647,5192Fox
8The King's Speech$7,339,75912%2,385299$3,077$114,231,03014Weinstein Company
9Drive Angry$5,187,625--2,290--$2,265$5,187,6251Summit
10True Grit (2010)$1,947,092-19%1,222-243$1,593$167,132,44210Paramount
11The Roommate$1,940,609-50%1,726-434$1,124$35,818,2274Sony / Screen Gems
12The Eagle$1,587,177-56%1,568-728$1,012$18,341,8243Focus
13No Strings Attached$1,450,649-53%1,366-600$1,062$68,760,0386Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Fighter$1,576,1031%668-91$2,359$90,369,46312Paramount
2Black Swan$1,327,8440%617-39$2,152$103,576,41813Fox Searchlight
3The Grace Card$1,010,299--352--$2,870$1,010,2991IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
4Cedar Rapids$664,730-27%13634$4,888$2,349,9963Fox Searchlight
5The Green Hornet$663,895-56%667-598$995$96,637,3217Sony / Columbia
6Barney's Version$568,751-24%299-23$1,902$5,387,9477Sony Pictures Classics
7The Rite$479,351-58%545-503$880$32,310,5295Warner Bros. / New Line
8Biutiful$460,500-12%18226$2,530$3,783,8189Roadside Attractions
11TRON: Legacy$330,462-27%276-36$1,197$170,999,94311Disney
12The Mechanic$322,039-68%404-548$797$28,677,7195CBS Films
13127 Hours$301,367-6%220-20$1,370$17,915,44817Fox Searchlight
14Yogi Bear$247,874-47%366-359$677$97,857,39311Warner Bros.
15Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1$239,617-33%303-18$791$294,325,81015Warner Bros.
16Little Fockers$234,770-12%261-24$900$147,980,23010Universal
17The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader$234,241-18%248-16$945$103,777,01712Fox
18The Company Men$215,434-28%185-57$1,165$3,880,6396Weinstein Company
19Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (2011)$211,115-26%1179$1,804$1,104,8763Shorts International
20Blue Valentine (2010)$209,786-36%167-68$1,256$9,224,0119Weinstein Company
21Gulliver's Travels (2010)$156,440-18%204-31$767$42,439,63810Fox
22The Illusionist (2010)$148,769-21%12519$1,190$1,725,53610Sony Pictures Classics
23The Tourist$141,477-30%194-30$729$67,483,18512Sony / Columbia
24The Dilemma$139,725-21%243-50$575$48,430,3557Universal
25Another Year$134,859-35%107-14$1,260$2,733,3299Sony Pictures Classics
26The Social Network$109,95624%269156$409$96,917,89722Sony / Columbia
27Season of the Witch$102,987209%17139$602$24,648,1068Relativity Media
28Winter's Bone$71,703305%135115$531$6,502,66638Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

1Of Gods and Men$308,895--33--$9,360$308,8951Sony Pictures Classics
2Hubble 3D$160,777-14%50-2$3,216$22,307,54650Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$95,141--13--$7,319$1,307,371423D Entertainment
4Under the Sea 3D$70,230-5%191$3,696$27,301,994107Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Even the Rain (Tambien la lluvia)$64,78821%168$4,049$146,8382Vitagraph
6From Prada to Nada$56,600-39%81-47$699$2,905,5255Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Rabbit Hole$53,034-6%835$639$2,063,10711Lionsgate
87 Khoon Maaf$44,955-73%683$661$253,2742UTV Communications
9Unstoppable (2010)$35,627-48%66-39$540$81,528,42116Fox
10Space Station 3D$35,216-10%3-2$11,739$82,906,844463IMAX
11Inside Job$33,56843%5329$633$4,019,20321Sony Pictures Classics
12The Last Lions$27,035-49%40$6,759$117,1902National Geographic
13Somewhere (2010)$25,907-23%27-2$960$1,768,41610Focus
14Poetry$19,87311%63$3,312$76,4113Kino International
15The Way Back$19,46331%150$1,298$2,701,8596Newmarket Films
16I Am (2011)$19,297--2--$9,649$32,7502Paladin
17Cold Weather$12,71249%41$3,178$63,2084IFC Films
18Casino Jack$12,46919%175$733$967,67811IDP/ATO Pictures
20Kaboom$9,003-22%115$818$79,0595IFC Films
21Waste Land$9,00168%62$1,500$169,21518Arthouse Films
22The Housemaid (Hanyo)$8,803-40%82$1,100$103,7736IFC Films
23Deep Sea 3D$8,690-13%3-1$2,897$44,044,578261Warner Bros. / IMAX
24Brotherhood (2010)$8,4457%21$4,223$17,9602Phase 4 Films
25The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$7,880--3--$2,627$743,94430National Geographic
26Diary of a Country Priest (2011 re-issue)$7,674--1--$7,674$7,6741Rialto
27Heartbeats$7,197--1--$7,197$7,1971IFC Films
28Vanishing on 7th Street$6,962140%65$1,160$11,6332Magnolia / Magnet
29Vidal Sassoon: The Movie$6,656-59%31$2,219$49,3393Phase 4 Films
30I Love You Phillip Morris$6,53728%156$436$1,954,17813Roadside Attractions
31Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen$6,505290%31$2,168$415,42220Zeitgeist Films
32Public Speaking$6,260--1--$6,260$11,0001Rialto
33Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster$4,610-36%6-1$768$176,4535Variance Films
34Made in Dagenham$4,562-49%10-5$456$1,031,14015Sony Pictures Classics
35The Salvation Poem$4,336-9%40$1,084$599,21220CanZion Films
36Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$4,224--2--$2,112$23,534,728178National Geographic
37The Other Woman (2011)$3,93632%94$437$20,5854IFC
38A Somewhat Gentle Man$3,644--2--$1,822$13,2727Strand Releasing
39My Dog Tulip$3,389119%21$1,695$213,56026New Yorker Films
40All Good Things$3,205-12%40$801$542,91813Magnolia Pictures
41Carancho$3,008-59%1-3$3,008$37,5313Strand Releasing
42Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$2,777-60%2-1$1,389$98,2178First Run Features
43Every Day$2,72874%20$1,364$34,2937Image Entertainment
44Four Lions$2,0708%1-5$2,070$306,68617Drafthouse Films
45Enemies of the People$1,839-23%2-2$920$67,94931International Film Circuit
46Nenette$1,6861305%21$843$15,91310Kino International
47Zero Bridge$1,663-50%10$1,663$8,2472The Film Desk
48Putty Hill$1,468-70%10$1,468$7,9722Cinema Guild
49Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!$1,183-55%10$1,183$89,01610Saint Juste International
50Immigration Tango$1,087-92%2-28$544$23,8122Roadside Attractions
51What Women Want (2011)$1,017-82%1-2$1,017$122,0734China Lion Film
52The Woodmans$917--2--$459$31,5576Lorber Films
53Dogtooth (Kynodontas)$917171%21$459$106,57336Kino International
54The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest$8926%31$297$5,188,97218Music Box
55Every Man For Himself (2010 re-issue)$678--1--$678$40,62416Film Desk
56Marwencol$629-59%1-2$629$99,11421Cinema Guild
57Le Amiche (2010 re-issue)$520--1--$520$56,02437The Film Desk
58The Taqwacores$443--1--$443$9,79019Strand Releasing
59Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields$39356%1-1$393$66,44418Variance Films
60Animal Kingdom$336-25%1-1$336$1,041,72329Sony Pictures Classics
61Orgasm Inc.$198-95%1-2$198$21,3653First Run Features
62Mesrine: Killer Instinct$129-60%10$129$551,66027Music Box