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, Jan. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$2,384,744-15%2,8082724$849$48,531,3131Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$1,103,077-12%3,226--$342$24,551,8011Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$741,092-11%2,357--$314$22,401,6311Universal / Rogue
4The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$700,467-10%2,947-41$238$96,303,8353Paramount
5Marley & Me$616,933-13%3,478-27$177$125,718,2593Fox
6Valkyrie$533,344-12%2,83860$188$73,158,5003MGM / United Artists
7Yes Man$392,659-9%2,955-479$133$90,528,0564Warner Bros.
8Bedtime Stories$335,513-6%3,511-173$96$98,460,5253Disney
9Seven Pounds$290,606-10%2,456-302$118$67,648,4184Sony / Columbia
10Doubt$275,231-6%1,2870$214$23,768,0325Miramax