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 Sat, Sep. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop$5,950,64457%1,894289$3,142$35,334,0402MGM
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,550,58957%1,85389$2,456$108,321,66023IFC Films
3The Banger Sisters$4,289,42230%2,738--$1,567$7,585,3871Fox Searchlight
4The Four Feathers$2,948,49926%1,912--$1,542$5,280,1391Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$2,764,32814%2,705--$1,022$5,180,0731Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$2,117,35348%1,332120$1,590$20,667,5775Fox Searchlight
7Signs$1,676,87463%2,338-713$717$217,144,0458Disney
8SwimFan$1,614,92538%2,572-288$628$23,740,9463Fox
9Stealing Harvard$1,501,68438%2,3660$635$9,891,3162Sony / Columbia
10Trapped$1,359,14328%2,227--$610$2,422,6181Sony / Columbia