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, Jul. 4 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cats & Dogs$9,023,596--3,040--$2,968$9,023,5960Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 2$8,750,707--3,220--$2,718$8,750,7070Miramax / Dimension
3A.I. Artificial Intelligence$5,160,53318%3,242--$1,592$42,651,8391Warner Bros.
4Dr. Dolittle 2$2,855,7091%3,0534$935$19,957,2062Fox
5The Fast and the Furious$2,641,297-16%2,72395$970$86,649,8942Universal
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$2,153,07110%3,34937$643$61,020,2983Paramount
7Shrek$2,128,77725%2,704-303$787$233,297,8817DreamWorks
8Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,663,0080%3,030-41$549$31,890,7443Disney
9Baby Boy$1,269,95115%1,53360$828$6,502,0631Sony / Columbia
10Pearl Harbor$1,204,58216%2,305-363$523$182,697,2776Disney