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. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$8,402,514-9%3,04337$2,761$153,003,7291Newmarket
250 First Dates$728,152-12%3,450-162$211$90,945,6103Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$615,102-4%2,703--$228$10,739,2771Paramount
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$328,528-16%2,042--$161$6,863,5261Lions Gate
5Eurotrip$305,557-18%2,54432$120$13,763,5742DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$244,595-13%1,112-295$220$364,924,69011New Line
7Mystic River$232,186-13%1,125-227$206$82,988,84520Warner Bros.
8Miracle$225,254-2%2,222-303$101$57,021,3484Disney
9Welcome to Mooseport$220,752-4%2,8680$77$12,187,8982Fox
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$191,633-11%2,5030$77$17,547,6712Disney