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, Apr. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,079,791-13%2,613--$413$20,680,4961Paramount
2Panic Room$618,258-12%3,11966$198$77,808,9423Sony / Columbia
3The Sweetest Thing$554,786-22%2,670--$208$11,271,1301Sony / Columbia
4The Rookie (2002)$531,7088%2,520-4$211$46,835,7893Disney
5Ice Age$512,010-1%3,011-189$170$153,208,4265Fox
6High Crimes$490,437-10%2,74730$179$26,528,1122Fox
7Blade II$342,988-12%2,174-387$158$75,356,8834New Line
8Frailty$280,990-14%1,497--$188$5,133,6361Lionsgate
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$278,758-25%2,10482$132$14,528,9082Artisan
10Clockstoppers$240,62010%2,512-51$96$28,789,3893Paramount