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, Mar. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$1,967,663-7%2,801--$702$37,244,8261Disney
2Tears of the Sun$1,141,202-16%2,973--$384$20,900,0341Sony / Columbia
3Chicago$834,920-6%2,600153$321$116,918,45811Miramax
4Old School$799,427-11%2,707-35$295$53,303,0723DreamWorks
5How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$522,106-13%2,897-26$180$88,486,4145Paramount
6Cradle 2 the Grave$425,269-19%2,6250$162$28,306,6982Warner Bros.
7The Jungle Book 2$402,657-7%2,553-261$158$40,720,3154Disney
8Daredevil$352,343-11%2,778-456$127$92,632,9994Fox
9Shanghai Knights$230,578-15%1,905-610$121$55,456,6415Disney
10The Life of David Gale$197,223-16%1,872-131$105$17,719,5033Universal