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 Fri, Nov. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$13,927,64626%3,9330$3,541$106,931,8752Disney
2The Polar Express$6,254,05832%3,650--$1,713$13,559,7781Warner Bros.
3After the Sunset$3,648,481--2,819--$1,294$3,648,4811New Line
4Seed of Chucky$2,963,148--2,061--$1,438$2,963,1481Rogue
5Ray$2,399,58548%2,47411$970$46,510,3823Universal
6The Grudge$2,372,59581%2,816-520$843$94,610,8604Sony / Columbia
7Saw$2,136,55577%2,4670$866$41,452,5473Lionsgate
8Shall We Dance (2004)$1,288,14244%2,065-477$624$45,945,3225Miramax
9Alfie$939,13548%2,2150$424$9,301,7632Paramount
10Shark Tale$501,726-38%1,622-1195$309$155,933,7827DreamWorks