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 Fri, Nov. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$14,741,206--3,434--$4,293$14,741,2061Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$12,257,572--3,804--$3,222$12,257,5721Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$4,964,220148%2,61145$1,901$81,118,3913Fox
4Stranger Than Fiction$2,258,042233%2,2706$995$18,557,3872Sony / Columbia
5The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,093,539271%3,359-99$623$45,492,8343Disney
6Flushed Away$1,577,307215%3,307-400$477$43,568,7863Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$913,702124%1,942-1071$470$72,963,6844Lionsgate
8Babel$875,691124%1,2510$700$9,989,0264Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$788,592111%1,611-599$490$112,049,1397Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$732,049--1,495--$490$732,0491Universal