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, Nov. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Elf$5,681,26351%3,337--$1,703$40,548,8141New Line
2The Matrix Revolutions$5,200,88413%3,502--$1,485$93,578,9271Warner Bros.
3Brother Bear$3,811,624126%3,0300$1,258$49,524,0522Disney
4Scary Movie 3$1,375,68337%3,288-217$418$95,442,6783Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$1,054,81142%2,811-263$375$37,928,6623Sony / Columbia
6Mystic River$678,17342%1,58130$429$41,595,1244Warner Bros.
7Runaway Jury$625,87642%2,133-603$293$41,059,8004Fox
8The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$562,8222%2,378-592$237$74,488,2714New Line
9School of Rock$532,20369%1,982-804$269$74,318,6486Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$416,66636%1,681-748$248$65,636,1125Miramax