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, Dec. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,658,653-71%3,310--$501$47,713,3591Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$1,475,479-72%3,4256$431$121,181,1242Summit
3Australia$985,079-70%2,642--$373$20,990,6241Fox
4Quantum of Solace$887,362-73%3,50143$253$142,306,7403Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$826,174-85%3,6543$226$67,675,0742Disney
6Transporter 3$741,608-71%2,626--$282$18,972,1741Lionsgate
7Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$460,009-85%3,709-298$124$159,526,0174Paramount / DreamWorks
8Role Models$329,255-67%2,195-538$150$58,108,7904Universal
9Changeling$75,264-70%1,010-729$75$33,927,4216Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$46,522-80%1,385-976$34$88,794,5576Disney