'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, Jan. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic Movie$6,833,712--2,801--$2,440$6,833,7121Fox
2Smokin' Aces$5,090,286--2,218--$2,295$5,090,2861Universal
3Catch and Release$2,726,675--1,622--$1,681$2,726,6751Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum$2,266,017267%3,241-242$699$209,557,3696Fox
5Stomp the Yard$2,123,185271%2,11564$1,004$44,978,1013Sony / Screen Gems
6Dreamgirls$1,744,909154%2,785571$627$81,782,6845Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Pursuit of Happyness$1,339,606176%2,688-378$498$149,286,0817Sony / Columbia
8The Hitcher (2007)$1,092,473141%2,8365$385$10,894,6282Rogue
9The Queen$1,055,723123%1,830244$577$38,239,12918Miramax
10Freedom Writers$1,020,574185%2,273-13$449$28,816,9844Paramount