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 Tue, Aug. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$1,467,1517%3,453109$425$175,940,6214Disney
2XXX$1,255,7829%3,517129$357$108,670,1583Sony / Columbia
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,065,66825%1,329265$802$52,133,40719IFC Films
4Blue Crush$768,3256%3,01513$255$27,981,4492Universal
5Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$765,3428%3,3070$231$60,399,9403Miramax / Dimension
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$700,80612%2,805-308$250$194,722,6435New Line
7Serving Sara$508,1192%2,154--$236$6,760,4691Paramount
8Simone$395,2257%1,920--$206$4,578,8711New Line
9Undisputed$325,830-19%1,102--$296$5,274,5361Miramax
10Road to Perdition$311,05824%1,863-51$167$95,204,7957DreamWorks