'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. 23 - Sun, Nov. 25

Wide (1000+)

1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$43,641,448-69%4,0700$10,723$227,366,1182Lionsgate / Summit
2Skyfall$35,502,973-14%3,52621$10,069$221,144,1223Sony / Columbia
3Lincoln$25,676,41322%2,018243$12,724$62,840,7963Disney / DreamWorks
4Rise of The Guardians$23,773,465--3,653--$6,508$32,341,0901Paramount / DreamWorks
5Life of Pi$22,451,514--2,927--$7,670$30,573,1011Fox
6Wreck-It Ralph$16,572,669-11%3,259-363$5,085$149,278,6994Disney
7Red Dawn (2012)$14,276,668--2,725--$5,239$21,689,1621FilmDistrict
9Argo$3,865,158-4%1,255-955$3,080$98,062,3097Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

1Silver Linings Playbook$4,383,669890%367351$11,945$6,209,7672Weinstein Company
2Taken 2$950,043-55%763-1300$1,245$136,477,0038Fox
3The Sessions$724,025-20%515-1$1,406$3,929,9996Fox Searchlight
4Pitch Perfect$715,865-44%492-630$1,455$62,571,9289Universal
5Jab Tak Hai Jaan$536,918-58%1644$3,274$3,047,5392Yash Raj Films
6Here Comes the Boom$507,814-57%490-860$1,036$42,037,2407Sony / Columbia
7Cloud Atlas$422,095-55%258-662$1,636$25,788,8575Warner Bros.
8The Perks of Being A Wallflower$392,766-33%242-269$1,623$16,323,53710Lionsgate / Summit
9Hotel Transylvania$377,389-60%464-784$813$143,500,1309Sony / Columbia
10Looper$320,43855%29379$1,094$65,587,0559Sony / TriStar
11The Man With the Iron Fists$209,115-71%205-705$1,020$15,201,9104Universal
13The Odd Life of Timothy Green$133,816-12%172-37$778$51,489,66315Disney
14Son of Sardaar$115,332-66%1090$1,058$715,4942Eros International
16Alex Cross$111,912-60%144-391$777$25,404,4036Lionsgate / Summit
17Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$100,828-53%190-266$531$17,376,1015Open Road
19Sinister$91,621-80%127-662$721$47,705,7037Lionsgate / Summit
20Fun Size$83,646-39%144-244$581$9,297,7825Paramount
21Ice Age: Continental Drift$79,010-9%109-23$725$160,818,56420Fox
22House at the End of the Street$78,650-23%138-37$570$31,488,67410Relativity Media
23Trouble with the Curve$73,022-43%140-132$522$35,662,43910Warner Bros.
24The Dark Knight Rises$70,463-24%108-52$652$448,034,36219Warner Bros.
25Paranormal Activity 4$52,915-86%108-742$490$53,676,7116Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1Anna Karenina (2012)$896,258179%6650$13,580$1,534,8322Focus
2Hitchcock$287,715--17--$16,924$287,7151Fox Searchlight
3A Late Quartet$132,908-16%88-12$1,510$733,8784Entertainment One / RKO
4Finding Nemo 3D$103,785--84--$1,236$40,646,08311Disney
5A Royal Affair$91,27817%4412$2,075$271,1313Magnolia Pictures
6Seven Psychopaths$90,402-43%82-89$1,102$14,631,3237CBS Films
7Chasing Ice$90,26612%177$5,310$220,8113Submarine Deluxe
8The Other Son$79,252-14%35-13$2,264$793,7845Cohen Media Group
9To the Arctic 3D$78,1374%520$1,503$9,957,97132Warner Bros. / IMAX
10The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$73,514--15--$4,901$107,3331Warner Bros.
11Chasing Mavericks$69,415-61%60-138$1,157$5,771,4535Fox
12Searching For Sugar Man$60,434-12%43-11$1,405$2,766,19418Sony Pictures Classics
13Hubble 3D$55,45416%16-1$3,466$35,233,469141Warner Bros. / IMAX
14Holy Motors$45,953-5%21-2$2,188$268,7536Indomina Releasing
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$39,358-4%59-13$667$48,936,98717Fox
16Arbitrage$33,605-38%48-32$700$7,816,90711Roadside Attractions
17Born to Be Wild 3D$32,430-11%300$1,081$21,375,29586Warner Bros. / IMAX
18End of Watch$32,020-39%34-41$942$39,191,43110Open Road
19The Central Park Five$30,570--3--$10,190$30,5701IFC Films
20The Master$29,675-41%25-27$1,187$15,842,50011Weinstein Company
21The Flat$29,165-18%21-5$1,389$351,1786IFC Films
22Rust and Bone$27,154--2--$13,577$27,1541Sony Pictures Classics
24Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$18,291-13%150$1,219$890,48610IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
25Masquerade (2012)$18,104-15%5-2$3,621$885,64510CJ Entertainment
26Brooklyn Castle$16,004-8%8-1$2,001$162,9066Producers Distribution Agency
27This Must Be the Place$15,336-44%8-7$1,917$116,2504Weinstein Company
28Deep Sea 3D$15,32866%40$3,832$45,149,953352Warner Bros. / IMAX
29Smashed$13,082-48%30-9$436$325,4017Sony Pictures Classics
30The Intouchables$7,755-42%262$298$13,030,13527Weinstein Company
31The Loneliest Planet$7,6514%70$1,093$106,7235IFC Films
32Under the Sea 3D$6,25821%92$695$32,455,539198Warner Bros. / IMAX
33Detropia$5,872--5--$1,174$356,17212Loki Films
34Lawless$5,5351%11-8$503$37,397,29113Weinstein Company
35The Imposter$4,962--5--$992$892,40920Indomina Releasing
36Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$4,76616%3520$136$3,333,8237Atlas Distribution
37Starlet$4,602-54%6-3$767$43,6463Music Box Films
38Dangerous Liaisons (2012)$4,558-65%4-2$1,140$50,9313Well Go USA
39The Big Picture (2012)$4,454-24%2-3$2,227$134,3337MPI Media
40Chicken With Plums$3,31110%10-1$331$249,19615Sony Pictures Classics
41The Law in These Parts$2,8270%10$2,827$8,7402Cinema Guild
42The Well-Digger's Daughter$2,41883%2-1$1,209$369,81319Kino Lorber
43Robot & Frank$2,233-43%3-3$744$3,298,42815IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
44Kumare$2,205--1--$2,205$125,78023Kino Lorber
45Somewhere Between$2,120-77%2-2$1,060$151,49614Long Shot Factory
46Wuthering Heights (2012)$2,103-54%6-3$351$87,4338Oscilloscope
47Hitler's Children$1,972-33%10$1,972$6,9232Film Movement
48Price Check$1,886-32%21$943$6,2402IFC Films
49Orchestra of Exiles$1,660-39%1-2$1,660$23,6195First Run Features
50Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters$1,584-59%30$528$23,6934Zeitgeist Films
5128 Hotel Rooms$1,424-54%30$475$13,9433Oscilloscope
52English Vinglish$1,234-77%880$14$1,867,3588Eros International
53Tai Chi Zero$1,090-59%1-2$1,090$212,0946Variance / Well Go USA
54The House I Live In$971-63%1-2$971$166,4398Abramorama
55Grand Illusion: 75th Anniversary Restoration$928-75%10$928$171,13429Rialto Pictures
56The Thieves$871-51%1-1$871$664,8697Well Go USA
57Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$859-52%30$286$43,1428Drafthouse Films
58Keep the Lights On$435-44%2-1$218$238,28612Music Box Films
59Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child$402--1--$402$4021First Run Features
60Radio Unnameable$360--1--$360$19,25510Kino Lorber
61Step Up to the Plate$343--1--$343$40,26711Cinema Guild
63Now, Forager$153--1--$153$5,1448Argot Pictures
64Celeste and Jesse Forever$70-90%1-2$70$3,093,40717Sony Pictures Classics
65Breathing$31-56%10$31$4,25813Kino Lorber