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 Sun, Nov. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$12,148,360-29%3,804--$3,194$41,534,6081Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$10,677,425-31%3,434--$3,109$40,833,5041Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$3,716,075-37%2,61145$1,423$90,756,7423Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$2,370,036-38%3,359-99$706$51,701,5823Disney
5Flushed Away$2,012,139-33%3,307-400$608$48,587,5603Paramount / DreamWorks
6Stranger Than Fiction$1,534,208-45%2,2706$676$22,904,4012Sony / Columbia
7Babel$829,521-31%1,2510$663$12,018,0954Paramount Vantage
8Saw III$735,386-42%1,942-1071$379$74,965,5824Lionsgate
9The Departed$653,575-43%1,611-599$406$113,845,7317Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$605,169-31%1,495--$405$2,219,3241Universal