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, Dec. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$1,478,570-75%3,32410$445$102,857,4852MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,048,692-84%3,6820$285$201,208,8363Warner Bros.
3Treasure Planet$440,312-83%3,227--$136$17,042,0111Disney
4Friday After Next$375,224-73%1,6215$231$25,519,9932New Line
5Solaris$374,702-71%2,406--$156$9,793,1951Fox
6The Santa Clause 2$350,405-86%2,526-725$139$113,938,2465Disney
7Eight Crazy Nights$313,746-82%2,503--$125$14,358,5101Sony / Columbia
88 Mile$299,916-73%2,498-87$120$107,695,5284Universal
9Wes Craven Presents: They$255,254-72%1,615--$158$7,772,9841Miramax / Dimension
10The Ring$253,536-74%1,912-716$133$120,040,4647DreamWorks