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, May. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,850,494-74%4,1116$937$181,676,6332Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$1,657,342-70%3,215--$516$21,830,1981Fox
3Speed Racer$1,074,282-79%3,606--$298$19,635,6581Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$577,718-79%2,7345$211$27,368,0912Sony / Columbia
5Forgetting Sarah Marshall$463,001-57%2,376-496$195$51,245,9784Universal
6Baby Mama$459,719-76%2,62779$175$41,296,7503Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$388,888-50%2,264-281$172$31,057,2313Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$197,467-74%1,724-1236$115$48,729,9154Lionsgate
9Redbelt$138,863-53%1,379--$101$1,215,5072Sony Classics
10Nim's Island$70,971-88%1,601-877$44$44,461,5026Fox