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, Apr. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,532,803-5%3,444--$445$43,276,2691Universal
2Changing Lanes$635,651-4%2,64229$241$35,571,1312Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$606,264-7%2,663--$228$12,000,4361Warner Bros.
4Panic Room$365,8570%2,825-294$130$85,970,5804Sony / Columbia
5The Rookie (2002)$362,42421%2,507-13$145$55,162,9594Disney
6The Sweetest Thing$322,901-8%2,6700$121$18,378,4352Sony / Columbia
7Ice Age$309,01016%2,820-191$110$160,810,1316Fox
8High Crimes$264,8552%2,409-338$110$31,981,9963Fox
9Frailty$245,47048%1,4970$164$8,388,6542Lionsgate
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder$202,23814%1,806-298$112$17,772,4353Artisan