'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 Fri, Oct. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$8,689,384--3,017--$2,880$8,689,3841Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$7,354,543--2,820--$2,608$7,354,5431New Line
3Employee of the Month$4,216,891--2,579--$1,635$4,216,8911Lionsgate
4Open Season (2006)$3,962,247320%3,8330$1,034$32,090,1402Sony / Columbia
5The Guardian (2006)$2,942,807172%3,2410$908$25,694,2032Disney
6jackass: number two$2,038,062111%3,007-56$678$58,331,7983Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$1,103,304149%3,0073$367$11,659,3572MGM / Weinstein
8Gridiron Gang$649,532157%2,228-805$292$34,968,8004Sony / Columbia
9Jet Li's Fearless$630,023105%1,617-193$390$20,100,7623Rogue
10The Illusionist (2006)$538,223143%1,149-170$468$32,784,2518Yari Film Group