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 Mon, Jan. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hurricane$609,848-60%2,101647$290$23,193,5302Universal
2Next Friday$559,880-74%1,17572$476$32,286,5102New Line
3Girl, Interrupted$408,302-62%1,93533$211$16,124,0355Sony / Columbia
4The Green Mile$377,360-68%2,4830$152$110,331,7247Warner Bros.
5Stuart Little$334,805-83%3,15159$106$118,830,0386Sony / Columbia
6The Talented Mr. Ripley$302,948-63%2,215-154$137$68,409,3725Paramount
7Galaxy Quest$288,673-75%2,259-191$128$54,581,6915DreamWorks
8Toy Story 2$208,363-77%1,990-336$105$231,436,3359Disney
9Magnolia$198,713-63%1,07739$185$13,151,9006New Line
10Any Given Sunday$176,540-66%2,201-304$80$68,518,4445Warner Bros.