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 Tue, Nov. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$1,505,692-6%3,243226$464$90,384,3862Disney
2The Polar Express$886,534-5%3,6500$243$83,308,2833Warner Bros.
3Alexander$849,371-5%2,445--$347$23,578,1781Warner Bros.
4Christmas with the Kranks$751,827-3%3,393--$222$32,345,7251Sony / Columbia
5The Incredibles$634,684-14%3,453-230$184$215,669,7714Disney
6Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$457,91527%2,47323$185$32,782,1453Universal
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$412,024-25%3,30795$125$59,756,9652Paramount
8After the Sunset$198,6858%2,309-510$86$24,710,8563New Line
9Ray$195,517-3%1,499-528$130$65,523,2295Universal
10Saw$95,7075%1,043-636$92$53,387,2745Lionsgate