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 Mon, Sep. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$3,275,362-27%2,9214$1,121$38,065,9942Disney
2Crank$2,439,652-30%2,515--$970$12,896,3561Lionsgate
3The Wicker Man (2006)$2,130,731-33%2,784--$765$11,741,3661Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$2,005,784-29%1,602172$1,252$35,738,8646Fox Searchlight
5Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,697,952-9%2,907-96$584$63,777,3585Paramount
6Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$1,527,093-33%3,001-369$509$138,298,9665Sony / Columbia
7World Trade Center$1,274,466-29%2,902-119$439$63,768,2464Paramount
8Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,130,924-24%1,78685$633$414,013,1879Disney
9Step Up$1,106,351-30%2,553-94$433$58,493,2074Disney
10Accepted$1,030,056-36%2,822-95$365$29,141,7113Universal