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, Jan. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$10,699,26241%3,6220$2,954$254,290,2863New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$9,494,72544%3,17014$2,995$92,387,3832DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$4,849,56029%2,7550$1,760$66,295,5283Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$3,727,23528%3,050112$1,222$74,351,1634Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$3,215,90649%2,305115$1,395$45,138,9173Miramax
6Drumline$2,437,888--1,653-16$1,475$44,676,4674Fox
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$2,272,01528%2,881-131$789$30,064,6313Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,866,31330%2,015-490$926$250,747,9448Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$1,584,05924%2,160-86$733$29,078,8474Disney
10Die Another Day$1,333,85341%1,808-67$738$153,109,4117MGM