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, Aug. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$1,291,090-12%3,453109$374$177,231,7114Disney
2XXX$1,047,043-17%3,517129$298$109,717,2013Sony / Columbia
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,030,911-3%1,329265$776$53,164,31819IFC Films
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$799,1884%3,3070$242$61,199,1283Miramax / Dimension
5Blue Crush$618,363-20%3,01513$205$28,599,8122Universal
6Austin Powers in Goldmember$615,813-12%2,805-308$220$195,338,4565New Line
7Serving Sara$429,236-16%2,154--$199$7,189,7051Paramount
8Simone$360,677-9%1,920--$188$4,939,5481New Line
9Road to Perdition$299,877-4%1,863-51$161$95,504,6727DreamWorks
10Undisputed$290,742-11%1,102--$264$5,565,2781Miramax