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, Sep. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$752,423-14%3,170--$237$18,136,7121Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$553,220-15%3,2840$168$38,876,4822Sony / Screen Gems
3Cellular$422,146-9%2,7490$154$21,011,0922New Line
4Wimbledon$407,624-13%2,034--$200$8,410,6091Universal
5Mr. 3000$397,090-7%2,736--$145$9,929,3091Disney
6Hero (2002)$218,085-10%1,926-249$113$46,776,6724Miramax
7Without a Paddle$196,321-9%2,610-144$75$50,927,2555Paramount
8Collateral$179,136-6%1,605-419$112$96,506,2017DreamWorks
9Napoleon Dynamite$138,1171%1,024103$135$33,764,89415Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$129,852-9%1,236-258$105$170,838,6239Universal