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 Sun, Apr. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Obsessed$6,243,323-44%2,514--$2,483$28,612,9561Sony / Screen Gems
217 Again$2,767,684-43%3,2550$850$39,826,3492Warner Bros. / New Line
3Monsters vs. Aliens$2,692,376-29%3,358-304$802$174,818,2985Paramount / DreamWorks
4Earth (2009)$2,638,263-20%1,804--$1,462$14,472,7451Disneynature
5The Soloist$2,514,877-37%2,024--$1,243$9,716,9001Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fighting$2,458,463-39%2,309--$1,065$11,024,2281Universal / Rogue
7Hannah Montana: The Movie$1,789,870-37%3,231113$554$65,652,8153Disney
8State of Play$1,684,081-45%2,8074$600$25,083,2282Universal
9Fast & Furious$1,568,199-42%3,566-108$440$145,366,2094Universal
10Crank: High Voltage$760,143-25%2,2230$342$11,736,0942Lionsgate