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, Jan. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$1,462,98110%2,984--$490$36,912,3591Universal
2Big Fish$651,12412%2,514108$259$41,826,6496Sony / Columbia
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$641,6375%3,003-529$214$331,038,2585New Line
4Cold Mountain$535,3564%2,802500$191$67,578,2634Miramax
5Something's Gotta Give$458,5238%2,502-374$183$103,032,5456Sony / Columbia
6Torque$434,1688%2,463--$176$12,786,2401Warner Bros.
7Cheaper by the Dozen$368,59219%3,025-213$122$116,149,6654Fox
8The Last Samurai$256,32610%1,403-498$183$103,350,5497Warner Bros.
9Mona Lisa Smile$184,3217%1,836-664$100$61,463,0465Sony / Columbia
10Paycheck$162,2517%1,984-778$82$51,379,4694Paramount