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, Dec. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,805,959-13%3,560--$507$36,700,7341Fox
2Four Christmases$1,166,940-1%3,540205$330$91,219,5443Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$787,9732%3,64929$216$152,319,3234Summit
4Bolt$460,1881%3,133-383$147$90,190,7614Disney
5Australia$457,495-8%2,703-18$169$39,159,8543Fox
6Quantum of Solace$388,136-4%2,635-788$147$158,739,2295Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$267,742-6%1,671--$160$4,353,6491Overture
8Transporter 3$246,777-7%2,541-85$97$30,129,6953Lionsgate
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$222,1893%2,768-549$80$170,563,0886Paramount / DreamWorks
10Role Models$205,2883%1,328-579$155$64,740,7786Universal