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, Jul. 29 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 29 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Miami Vice$9,183,6212%3,021--$3,040$18,200,8641Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$8,388,17641%3,834-299$2,188$352,234,7384Disney
3John Tucker Must Die$4,602,889-25%2,560--$1,798$10,738,0551Fox
4Monster House$4,493,11325%3,5530$1,265$40,466,0172Sony / Columbia
5The Ant Bully$3,177,28021%3,050--$1,042$5,799,7271Warner Bros.
6You, Me and Dupree$2,763,34222%2,820-317$980$57,049,0483Universal
7Lady in the Water$2,721,27417%3,2350$841$30,105,5172Warner Bros.
8Little Man$2,031,90630%2,175-362$934$48,658,5593Sony / Columbia
9The Devil Wears Prada$1,872,07030%1,778-470$1,053$105,198,6165Fox
10My Super Ex-Girlfriend$1,579,43624%2,7020$585$15,511,0332Fox