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, Jan. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Glory Road$693,464-79%2,222--$312$17,621,0481Disney
2Hostel$677,860-53%2,337142$290$37,252,3852Lionsgate
3Last Holiday$617,219-77%2,514--$246$16,126,4641Paramount
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$567,074-79%3,224-290$176$264,588,8506Disney
5Hoodwinked$507,309-89%2,394--$212$17,386,4711The Weinstein Company
6Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$468,521-71%3,23957$145$94,713,6444Sony / Columbia
7King Kong (2005)$393,462-74%2,814-668$140$204,921,3165Universal
8Memoirs of a Geisha$389,346-51%1,65465$235$47,705,2434Sony / Columbia
9Munich$381,803-56%1,49813$255$34,187,3524Universal
10Tristan and Isolde$357,314-65%1,845--$194$7,969,2121Fox