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 Thu, Mar. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$1,483,46910%2,8010$530$67,145,4482Disney
2Agent Cody Banks$809,0796%3,369--$240$17,304,4241MGM
3Chicago$808,6579%2,6000$311$127,849,35212Miramax
4The Hunted$762,223-2%2,516--$303$16,880,3611Paramount
5Tears of the Sun$653,5711%2,9730$220$33,482,6172Sony / Columbia
6Old School$561,3722%2,452-255$229$63,057,0034DreamWorks
7How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$428,18514%2,430-467$176$95,312,3656Paramount
8Daredevil$239,6346%2,056-722$117$96,984,8155Fox
9The Jungle Book 2$229,6236%2,064-489$111$44,527,3485Disney
10Cradle 2 the Grave$191,8074%2,150-475$89$32,518,0673Warner Bros.