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, Aug. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$3,152,340-12%3,1653137$996$53,717,9601Weinstein Company
2District 9$1,590,914-6%3,0501$522$80,113,4802Sony / TriStar
3Julie & Julia$1,108,944-4%2,463109$450$63,597,8143Sony / Columbia
4The Time Traveler's Wife$973,406-6%2,9880$326$41,449,6082Warner Bros. / New Line
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$911,051-7%3,953-54$230$124,435,5923Paramount
6Shorts$493,040-11%3,105--$159$8,694,8661Warner Bros.
7G-Force$401,362-9%2,561-504$157$108,956,4965Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$352,631-9%1,936-835$182$291,793,1656Warner Bros.
9The Ugly Truth$326,779-2%1,971-762$166$84,158,4205Sony / Columbia
10The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$290,435-13%1,426-412$204$12,629,4072Paramount Vantage