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 Wed, Mar. 1 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 1 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Whole Nine Yards$668,478-10%2,9100$230$30,544,1292Warner Bros.
2Reindeer Games$506,682-16%2,204--$230$9,731,5841Miramax / Dimension
3Pitch Black$449,709-13%1,93098$233$24,486,3942USA Films
4Hanging Up$418,530-17%2,6180$160$27,326,6752Sony / Columbia
5American Beauty$361,798-9%1,32336$273$81,847,42024DreamWorks
6Wonder Boys$358,474-4%1,253--$286$6,684,9361Paramount
7The Tigger Movie$296,189-6%2,81863$105$31,580,0303Disney
8Scream 3$270,398-11%3,099-269$87$79,320,4964Miramax / Dimension
9Snow Day$268,1172%2,7097$99$43,555,9923Paramount
10The Green Mile$106,348-7%1,746-266$61$127,376,86312Warner Bros.