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 Thu, Nov. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$1,788,678-14%3,167--$565$44,576,3121Lionsgate
2The Departed$823,096-1%2,951-54$279$94,284,5044Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$718,7123%2,2810$315$31,632,3032Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$558,1480%2,190314$255$22,132,2372Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$340,8644%2,626104$130$30,183,4173Universal
6Open Season (2006)$283,071-2%3,059-320$93$78,285,0625Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$258,8652%2,8770$90$14,901,3662Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$183,2517%1,973-585$93$50,650,4175Disney
9The Grudge 2$146,1950%3,063-151$48$36,742,3223Sony / Columbia
10Catch a Fire$144,739-1%1,305--$111$2,631,0391Focus Features