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 Tue, Oct. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Body of Lies$1,144,948-30%2,710--$422$15,664,1121Warner Bros.
2Quarantine$1,002,745-32%2,461--$407$16,694,5261Sony / Screen Gems
3Beverly Hills Chihuahua$825,468-71%3,2183$257$56,183,0532Disney
4Eagle Eye$724,214-48%3,61498$200$72,532,2103Paramount / DreamWorks
5Nights in Rodanthe$453,296-21%2,575-127$176$33,324,1733Warner Bros.
6Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$442,979-42%2,4210$183$21,938,8772Sony / Columbia
7Appaloosa$337,717-26%1,290245$262$11,659,5934Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Duchess$328,715-27%1,2071080$272$6,384,4054Paramount Vantage
9The Express$295,758-49%2,808--$105$5,432,4481Universal
10City of Ember$200,343-57%2,022--$99$3,801,3741Fox