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 Wed, Dec. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$2,127,457-8%3,1400$678$106,747,8582Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$2,100,986-12%4,0420$520$237,829,7532Summit
32012$886,460-14%3,4440$257$141,336,2863Sony / Columbia
4Ninja Assassin$824,320-17%2,5030$329$23,952,2261Warner Bros.
5Old Dogs$630,829-23%3,42536$184$26,401,2241Disney
6Disney's A Christmas Carol$600,413-8%3,0130$199$106,807,8024Disney
7Planet 51$269,654-10%3,0350$89$29,382,6292Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$267,880-11%2,0336$132$10,903,4433Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$94,8023%1,1190$85$30,796,7734Overture