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 Thu, Oct. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kingdom$1,076,685-4%2,793--$385$22,024,6271Universal
2The Game Plan$890,3787%3,103--$287$26,549,9001Disney
3Resident Evil: Extinction$548,8243%2,8280$194$39,174,8492Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$519,0454%2,6120$199$25,596,5062Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$389,1340%3,006104$129$45,512,5624Lionsgate
6The Brave One$295,326-1%2,83782$104$32,063,0663Warner Bros.
7Eastern Promises$255,685-3%1,4084$182$12,377,1783Focus
8Mr. Woodcock$184,0639%2,195-42$84$20,291,5883New Line
9Superbad$144,2151%1,517-788$95$119,457,0147Sony / Columbia
10The Bourne Ultimatum$130,5856%1,461-548$89$223,292,7039Universal