'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, Jan. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic Movie$4,065,459-47%2,801--$1,451$18,613,0941Fox
2Smokin' Aces$4,025,011-27%2,218--$1,815$14,637,7991Universal
3Night at the Museum$2,713,542-41%3,241-242$837$216,847,1626Fox
4Stomp the Yard$1,897,655-48%2,11564$897$50,540,3933Sony / Screen Gems
5Dreamgirls$1,825,599-42%2,785571$656$86,779,6855Paramount / DreamWorks
6Catch and Release$1,710,814-47%1,622--$1,055$7,658,7051Sony / Columbia
7The Pursuit of Happyness$1,292,531-45%2,688-378$481$152,929,2727Sony / Columbia
8The Queen$1,158,798-36%1,830244$633$41,198,74318Miramax
9The Departed$980,618-39%1,4531326$675$125,244,97317Warner Bros.
10The Hitcher (2007)$917,859-44%2,8365$324$13,437,3652Rogue