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. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$4,834,814346%3,7300$1,296$58,433,0162Disney
2Beowulf$2,477,724158%3,24931$763$63,210,8993Paramount
3This Christmas$2,406,997400%1,8580$1,295$30,897,8592Sony / Screen Gems
4Awake$2,230,171--2,002--$1,114$2,230,1711MGM / Weinstein
5Hitman$1,945,322182%2,46810$788$26,352,0582Fox
6August Rush$1,766,467259%2,3100$765$16,972,2552Warner Bros.
7Fred Claus$1,603,991375%3,420-183$469$55,888,3304Warner Bros.
8The Mist$1,359,831191%2,4230$561$16,370,4462MGM / Weinstein
9American Gangster$1,335,699218%2,699-100$495$118,792,0215Universal
10Bee Movie$1,124,016282%3,150-357$357$114,293,2795Paramount / DreamWorks