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.
|#||Title||Fri, Nov. 17 2006||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||Casino Royale (2006)||$14,741,206||--||3,434||--||$4,293||$14,741,206||1||Sony / Columbia|
|2||Happy Feet||$12,257,572||--||3,804||--||$3,222||$12,257,572||1||Warner Bros.|
|3||Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan||$4,964,220||148%||2,611||45||$1,901||$81,118,391||3||Fox|
|4||Stranger Than Fiction||$2,258,042||233%||2,270||6||$995||$18,557,387||2||Sony / Columbia|
|5||The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause||$2,093,539||271%||3,359||-99||$623||$45,492,834||3||Disney|
|6||Flushed Away||$1,577,307||215%||3,307||-400||$477||$43,568,786||3||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|9||The Departed||$788,592||111%||1,611||-599||$490||$112,049,139||7||Warner Bros.|
|10||Let's Go to Prison||$732,049||--||1,495||--||$490||$732,049||1||Universal|