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 Sat, Dec. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$7,745,057-20%3,8530$2,010$209,441,8054Disney
2King Kong (2005)$7,163,007-19%3,62759$1,975$158,710,0743Universal
3Cheaper by the Dozen 2$4,491,580-20%3,21136$1,399$45,958,7332Fox
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$4,354,905-29%3,0560$1,425$54,064,3312Sony / Columbia
5Rumor Has It$2,979,717-7%2,815--$1,059$21,273,0192Warner Bros.
6The Family Stone$2,595,660-6%2,464-5$1,053$41,404,5193Fox
7Memoirs of a Geisha$2,119,512-24%1,5470$1,370$25,324,8312Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,767,637-14%2,316-205$763$273,287,3557Warner Bros.
9The Ringer$1,226,468-50%1,85324$662$17,264,1192Fox Searchlight
10Syriana$1,138,237-17%1,7250$660$36,151,3674Warner Bros.