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 Thu, Nov. 11 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 11 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$9,620,478-5%2,901--$3,316$19,716,6220Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$2,014,48122%2,587--$779$23,511,9061Universal
3The Bachelor$882,57232%2,522--$350$9,472,7651New Line
4House on Haunted Hill (1999)$817,27521%2,7100$302$30,509,5112Warner Bros.
5The Insider$798,20037%1,809--$441$8,954,3611Disney
6Double Jeopardy$478,93829%2,722-264$176$105,304,8477Paramount
7Music of the Heart$475,78475%1,3534$352$8,935,1852Miramax
8American Beauty$461,92726%1,55325$297$60,119,5908DreamWorks
9The Sixth Sense$456,73052%1,802-249$253$264,144,32214Disney
10The Best Man$408,30250%1,290-58$317$16,100,1333Universal