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 Fri, Nov. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Gangster$7,173,599160%3,0595$2,345$63,533,9872Universal
2Bee Movie$6,241,818237%3,94416$1,583$52,455,9712Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fred Claus$5,329,782--3,603--$1,479$5,329,7821Warner Bros.
4Lions for Lambs$2,204,921--2,215--$995$2,204,9211MGM / United Artists
5Dan in Real Life$1,846,291248%1,94116$951$26,651,5393Disney
6Saw IV$1,548,334155%2,904-279$533$54,625,4673Lionsgate
7P2$670,495--2,131--$315$670,4951Summit Entertainment
8The Game Plan$657,839189%2,161-683$304$83,661,9417Disney
930 Days of Night$623,97396%1,696-931$368$35,881,5914Sony / Columbia
10Martian Child$540,230154%2,0200$267$4,807,6252New Line