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 Fri, Sep. 4 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 4 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$3,613,863125%3,1210$1,158$38,755,0312Warner Bros. / New Line
2All About Steve$3,542,194--2,251--$1,574$3,542,1941Fox
3Gamer$3,302,966--2,502--$1,320$3,302,9661Lionsgate
4Inglourious Basterds$3,026,08796%3,358193$901$83,219,7723Weinstein Company
5District 9$1,772,645100%3,139-41$565$96,046,7484Sony / TriStar
6Halloween II (2009)$1,710,926131%3,08863$554$21,765,3692Weinstein / Dimension
7Julie & Julia$1,335,38080%2,52825$528$74,981,3825Sony / Columbia
8Extract$1,334,251--1,611--$828$1,334,2511Miramax
9G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,252,848153%2,846-621$440$135,568,0055Paramount
10The Time Traveler's Wife$1,198,293104%2,803-158$428$51,543,9194Warner Bros. / New Line