'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, Jun. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$21,256,178--3,908--$5,439$21,256,1780Paramount
2Batman Begins$2,574,186-31%3,765-93$684$132,826,9962Warner Bros.
3Herbie: Fully Loaded$2,202,979-1%3,521220$626$24,229,8761Disney
4Bewitched$2,021,054-22%3,174--$637$27,515,7481Sony / Columbia
5Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,623,424-28%3,040-411$534$131,674,1283Fox
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$653,506-23%1,972-951$331$360,794,3706Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$584,351-26%1,790-1522$326$144,121,9475Paramount
9George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$562,949-41%2,249--$250$12,932,2691Universal
10The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$514,890-22%2,352-303$219$32,312,3953Miramax / Dimension