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, Apr. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$2,441,048-39%3,602--$678$46,637,7561Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$1,721,046-44%3,873-96$444$152,034,2383Fox
3The Wild$922,679-43%2,854--$323$12,217,3221Disney
4The Benchwarmers$875,389-40%3,2828$267$38,225,2002Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$640,023-26%3,0090$213$24,109,2382New Line
6Inside Man$507,190-21%2,477-390$205$76,576,7844Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$470,164-15%1,9895$236$15,320,0732MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$355,357-15%1,015716$350$12,313,1795Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$232,193-19%1,950-666$119$83,700,7886Paramount
10V for Vendetta$221,196-19%1,380-623$160$66,537,1185Warner Bros.