'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, Apr. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fracture$2,714,315-41%2,443--$1,111$11,015,7701New Line
2Disturbia$2,664,880-52%3,01590$884$40,204,3842Paramount / DreamWorks
3Meet the Robinsons$1,960,192-38%3,003-235$653$82,093,6394Disney
4Vacancy$1,782,525-41%2,551--$699$7,603,5631Sony / Screen Gems
5Blades of Glory$1,758,601-49%3,459-8$508$100,952,6764Paramount / DreamWorks
6Are We Done Yet?$1,404,771-42%2,94467$477$39,570,7233Sony / Columbia
7Perfect Stranger$1,056,439-41%2,6610$397$18,073,2482Sony / Columbia
8In the Land of Women$953,700-49%2,155--$443$4,713,1621Warner Bros.
9300$632,715-35%1,508-632$420$204,647,5427Warner Bros.
10Wild Hogs$623,912-54%2,001-428$312$156,161,1578Disney