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 Mon, Mar. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$7,617,810-58%3,103--$2,455$78,502,4081Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$2,001,020-71%3,2969$607$79,018,5132Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$697,657-63%3,21051$217$67,628,9364Disney
4Zodiac$568,648-65%2,37917$239$24,165,1372Paramount
5Ghost Rider$533,931-68%3,347-261$160$104,549,1444Sony / Columbia
6The Number 23$386,690-59%2,489-270$155$30,629,0463New Line
7Music and Lyrics$338,521-59%2,280-364$148$44,103,8054Warner Bros.
8Norbit$337,326-68%2,505-322$135$88,629,5915Paramount / DreamWorks
9Amazing Grace$235,672-63%1,000209$236$11,638,1143IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Black Snake Moan$207,433-59%1,2531$166$7,501,5962Paramount Vantage