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 Tue, Oct. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity$1,705,204-8%1,9451185$877$65,138,8722Paramount
2Law Abiding Citizen$1,175,27211%2,8900$407$42,243,5042Overture
3Saw VI$886,094-1%3,036--$292$15,895,8721Lionsgate
4Where the Wild Things Are$845,2302%3,7350$226$55,238,2622Warner Bros.
5Couples Retreat$799,09916%3,07465$260$79,227,9893Universal
6Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$385,7370%2,754--$140$7,062,7961Universal
7Zombieland$372,3816%2,447-724$152$67,932,3594Sony / Columbia
8The Stepfather (2009)$352,5889%2,7340$129$20,758,3462Sony / Screen Gems
9Astro Boy$298,293-3%3,014--$99$7,309,3211Summit
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$237,004-10%2,741-296$86$115,355,1516Sony / Columbia