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, Jul. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$13,643,91628%4,2340$3,222$293,358,9062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$13,170,36116%4,099--$3,213$66,733,0811Fox
3Public Enemies$8,268,95621%3,334--$2,480$40,142,1531Universal
4The Proposal$4,082,82614%3,09941$1,317$94,336,7543Disney
5The Hangover$3,964,65441%3,070-455$1,291$205,043,5745Warner Bros.
6My Sister's Keeper$1,998,84149%2,6060$767$26,519,2352Warner Bros.
7Up$1,969,9538%2,656-831$742$264,816,7426Disney
8Year One$829,14049%2,240-784$370$38,301,5673Sony / Columbia
9The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$796,3201%1,908-1087$417$58,507,8714Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$592,5603%1,419-831$418$167,708,0477Fox