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, Sep. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$4,229,538-39%3,472--$1,218$30,592,7091MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$3,385,634-29%3,00254$1,128$92,688,0393Sony / Columbia
3The Bourne Ultimatum$2,977,763-25%3,290-389$905$202,811,4315Universal
4Balls of Fury$2,759,589-27%3,052--$904$17,075,1891Rogue
5Rush Hour 3$2,265,164-28%3,008-400$753$122,675,2184New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$1,950,104-11%1,76551$1,105$20,935,7212Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$1,432,178-20%2,6367$543$16,719,5282MGM / Weinstein
8WAR$1,142,031-36%2,2770$502$18,164,9282Lionsgate
9Death Sentence$1,105,535-22%1,822--$607$5,336,3971Fox
10Stardust$1,061,444-9%1,766-573$601$32,150,2574Paramount