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, Sep. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,083,478-28%3,473121$888$86,936,4603Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,504,324-23%2,750-413$911$504,810,3977Warner Bros.
3Traitor$2,137,406-22%2,054--$1,041$11,508,1591Overture
4Babylon A.D.$2,056,974-32%3,390--$607$11,541,8381Fox
5The House Bunny$1,860,776-32%2,7140$686$26,678,0132Sony / Columbia
6Death Race$1,585,299-30%2,5375$625$24,738,9132Universal
7Mamma Mia!$1,210,350-17%1,968-358$615$132,511,2037Universal
8Disaster Movie$1,108,323-32%2,642--$420$6,946,7571Lionsgate
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,053,24413%2,444-1008$431$30,672,5843Warner Bros.
10Pineapple Express$913,929-31%2,047-573$446$80,830,1324Sony / Columbia