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 Tue, May. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$5,137,423-71%3,483--$1,475$90,871,4901Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$2,789,480-68%3,6030$774$212,273,9232Warner Bros.
3X2: X-Men United$720,955-74%3,067-423$235$192,915,5814Fox
4Daddy Day Care$633,178-85%3,47264$182$73,887,5423Sony / Columbia
5The In-Laws$523,290-72%2,652--$197$9,746,0781Warner Bros.
6Down with Love$335,737-67%2,118-5$159$14,915,1963Fox
7Identity$184,477-66%1,590-606$116$49,447,3325Sony / Columbia
8The Lizzie McGuire Movie$181,064-82%2,118-540$85$37,778,4864Disney
9Holes$177,905-79%1,762-470$101$60,414,0766Disney
10Anger Management$125,634-70%1,809-667$69$131,870,2297Sony / Columbia