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, Mar. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$2,170,938-5%2,818--$770$33,407,6251Universal
2V for Vendetta$1,085,9720%3,3650$323$48,380,3692Warner Bros.
3Failure to Launch$812,20811%3,20285$254$65,081,8573Paramount
4The Shaggy Dog (2006)$680,7348%3,421-80$199$49,131,4183Disney
5Stay Alive$526,892-14%2,009--$262$11,866,9221Disney
6She's the Man$471,4660%2,6318$179$21,288,1232Paramount / DreamWorks
7Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$374,009-5%1,710--$219$7,692,1221Lionsgate
8The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$367,981-4%2,461-160$150$36,468,9313Fox Searchlight
9Eight Below$289,04817%2,101-502$138$77,675,8466Disney
1016 Blocks$212,26113%2,066-600$103$34,405,5394Warner Bros.