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, May. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Angels & Demons$4,737,963-61%3,527--$1,343$50,942,5941Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek$4,530,631-65%3,86011$1,174$152,177,6142Paramount
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$1,425,647-65%3,892-210$366$152,418,3473Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$639,252-61%3,150-25$203$40,497,1863Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$389,442-63%2,63432$148$62,999,0094Sony / Screen Gems
6Monsters vs. Aliens$350,588-69%1,951-234$180$191,091,6638Paramount / DreamWorks
717 Again$338,254-62%2,450-453$138$58,706,0255Warner Bros. / New Line
8Earth (2009)$256,295-55%1,584-210$162$29,343,3304Disneynature
9The Soloist$246,298-62%2,022-68$122$27,751,2074Paramount / DreamWorks
10Next Day Air$229,378-61%1,1391$201$7,842,1862Summit