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 Wed, Jul. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$8,755,169-9%4,306-60$2,033$342,686,6962Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$3,631,344-11%3,094--$1,174$43,231,0291Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$3,199,7180%2,99014$1,070$71,775,6592Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,458,553-2%2,688-142$543$64,776,4233Warner Bros. / New Line
5WALL-E$1,067,890-1%3,044-266$351$198,400,1075Disney
6Hancock$1,052,102-7%3,309-467$318$209,744,6544Sony / Columbia
7The X-Files: I Want to Believe$838,225-14%3,185--$263$12,849,3181Fox
8Space Chimps$819,8676%2,53827$323$18,443,1962Fox
9Hellboy II: The Golden Army$648,437-7%3,018-194$215$68,096,1763Universal
10Wanted (2008)$358,820-5%1,750-683$205$129,731,9885Universal