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 Mon, May. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$10,660,048-56%3,161--$3,372$120,828,4831Fox
2Spider-Man$4,308,512-67%3,6150$1,192$289,881,9933Sony / Columbia
3Unfaithful$1,090,381-60%2,6247$416$30,626,2322Fox
4About a Boy$983,042-57%1,207--$814$9,540,8261Universal
5The New Guy$496,488-69%2,6870$185$17,803,5192Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$271,245-66%2,158-352$126$61,759,8026Paramount
7The Scorpion King$254,641-70%2,555-664$100$85,447,0225Universal
8Murder by Numbers$162,720-64%1,580-536$103$30,074,2545Warner Bros.
9The Rookie (2002)$114,386-73%1,849-268$62$70,626,9728Disney
10Ice Age$111,434-69%1,184-540$94$172,480,60110Fox