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 Thu, Jan. 29 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 29 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$1,096,8045%2,942--$373$25,585,8011Sony / Screen Gems
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,071,207-8%3,1440$341$69,374,9242Sony / Columbia
3Gran Torino$1,046,0196%3,04573$344$101,948,8493Warner Bros.
4Slumdog Millionaire$879,0248%1,411829$623$59,563,74211Fox Searchlight
5My Bloody Valentine 3D$643,7396%2,5340$254$40,346,4612Lionsgate
6Bride Wars$489,98711%2,621-607$187$50,366,6183Fox
7Hotel for Dogs$473,157-17%3,2710$145$39,522,3372Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$445,5917%2,26340$197$112,926,0345Paramount
9Defiance (2008)$443,4237%1,7934$247$20,300,4844Paramount Vantage
10Revolutionary Road$409,28311%1,058887$387$13,378,3735Paramount Vantage