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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Sep. 11 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 11 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$7,423,37151%2,7838$2,667$192,857,2396Disney
2Stigmata$6,805,1144%2,899--$2,347$13,353,3091MGM
3Stir of Echoes$2,239,90121%1,888--$1,186$4,097,8701Artisan
4Bowfinger$1,937,338108%2,452-250$790$59,671,4105Universal
5Runaway Bride$1,842,88266%2,773-332$665$139,341,7437Paramount
6The Thomas Crown Affair$1,303,88661%1,849-128$705$60,445,8806MGM
7The 13th Warrior$1,258,12252%2,283-30$551$25,527,3473Disney
8Mickey Blue Eyes$1,088,74360%1,975-255$551$29,981,9554Warner Bros.
9Outside Providence$498,37943%1,0522$474$5,329,5152Miramax
10The Muse$479,19958%1,002-260$478$9,466,7263October