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, Jul. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$11,654,3307%4,2340$2,753$251,036,1051Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$11,251,526-18%4,032--$2,791$25,043,3230Fox
3Public Enemies$6,704,948-18%3,319--$2,020$14,870,2810Universal
4The Proposal$3,449,43822%3,0615$1,127$81,479,0622Disney
5The Hangover$2,993,08225%3,124-421$958$193,774,5834Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$2,010,7162%2,606--$772$20,731,4611Warner Bros.
7Up$1,743,81710%2,656-906$657$258,295,2715Disney
8Year One$692,0838%2,370-652$292$35,976,7062Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$543,81618%2,071-942$263$55,973,6513Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$506,51221%1,361-1048$372$165,665,1716Fox