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 Mon, Jul. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$6,362,247-57%3,420--$1,860$58,542,8081Fox
2Spider-Man 2$3,016,007-61%4,058-108$743$305,300,5873Sony / Columbia
3A Cinderella Story$2,311,919-36%2,625--$881$15,934,8011Warner Bros.
4Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$2,025,573-53%3,10413$653$58,982,3722DreamWorks
5Fahrenheit 9/11$1,111,795-53%2,004-7$555$95,116,3074Lionsgate
6King Arthur (2004)$1,045,435-54%3,0860$339$39,158,1422Disney
7The Notebook (2004)$1,009,004-44%2,089-199$483$54,900,4004New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$566,665-49%1,945-499$291$105,734,3545Fox
9Shrek 2$533,353-52%1,857-285$287$425,550,2559DreamWorks
10White Chicks$461,220-54%1,730-471$267$63,930,8014Sony / Columbia