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, Jul. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$3,962,203-3%2,813--$1,409$46,489,6001DreamWorks
2X-Men$2,518,0540%3,11287$809$110,258,1602Fox
3Scary Movie$1,571,742-6%3,301149$476$124,464,1453Miramax / Dimension
4Pokemon: The Movie 2000$1,560,141-9%2,752--$567$26,856,5111Warner Bros.
5The Perfect Storm$1,302,902-1%3,203-204$407$150,541,6444Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$1,274,8786%2,34323$544$46,950,1823Disney
7Thomas and the Magic Railroad$957,649-32%2,054--$466$2,362,8820Destination
8The Patriot$827,6670%2,751-310$301$96,770,9194Sony / Columbia
9Loser$716,728-9%2,016--$356$9,341,5461Sony / Columbia
10Me, Myself & Irene$333,153-6%2,450-400$136$84,444,5745Fox