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 Tue, Apr. 17 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 17 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,943,039-35%3,17239$613$39,069,0783Miramax / Dimension
2Bridget Jones's Diary$1,172,3550%1,611--$728$2,340,6961Miramax
3Along Came a Spider$1,117,951-4%2,5300$442$7,948,9602Paramount
4Blow$1,024,247-1%2,2490$455$7,520,7652New Line
5Joe Dirt$774,802-26%2,638--$294$4,523,0781Sony / Columbia
6Kingdom Come$502,896-35%1,111--$453$10,991,5851Fox Searchlight
7Josie and the Pussycats$485,626-33%2,556--$190$7,789,1001Universal
8Pokemon 3: The Movie$337,648-40%2,6750$126$2,356,5122Warner Bros.
9Enemy at the Gates$309,964-4%1,694-30$183$29,467,7815Paramount
10Heartbreakers (2001)$296,640-11%2,477-231$120$22,074,2964MGM