'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 Sat, Jul. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$9,742,45632%3,61154$2,698$125,391,4892Sony / Columbia
2Road to Perdition$8,772,66831%1,797--$4,882$15,465,9071DreamWorks
3Reign of Fire$5,584,625-3%2,629--$2,124$11,319,1361Disney
4Halloween: Resurrection$4,400,809-10%1,954--$2,252$9,301,5031Miramax / Dimension
5Mr. Deeds$4,187,01119%3,2398$1,293$90,826,1453Sony / Columbia
6The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$3,640,99812%2,535--$1,436$6,891,5981MGM
7Like Mike$3,171,04332%2,43626$1,302$30,456,8032Fox
8Lilo & Stitch$3,148,47030%2,940-282$1,071$115,954,3704Disney
9Minority Report$2,969,41539%2,419-310$1,228$108,022,7644Fox
10The Bourne Identity$2,374,80438%2,199-313$1,080$97,365,1525Universal