'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 Sun, Dec. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$8,532,692-25%2,929155$2,913$100,631,0702Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$4,955,217-40%3,0462$1,627$110,190,6773Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$3,665,026-35%2,6680$1,374$42,059,5302Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$3,010,973-37%2,3946$1,258$38,817,0892Universal
5The Emperor's New Groove$2,814,856--2,8870$975$16,125,0573Disney
6How the Grinch Stole Christmas$1,770,001-30%3,161-3$560$251,630,5747Universal
7Vertical Limit$1,400,041-42%2,45651$570$49,844,3684Sony / Columbia
8102 Dalmatians$689,836--1,577--$437$53,419,9026Disney
9Proof of Life$602,266--2,062--$292$23,993,6884Warner Bros.
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$559,500--1,749--$320$48,797,8657Paramount