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. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$1,285,727-11%3,4343432$374$31,149,1141Disney
2The Blind Side$1,212,410-4%3,38862$358$153,391,7054Warner Bros.
3Invictus$769,111-9%2,125--$362$10,941,6671Warner Bros.
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$755,9062%2,402-144$315$126,526,5426Disney
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$708,427-4%3,635-489$195$269,468,5704Summit
6Brothers (2009)$498,977-12%2,0880$239$18,980,4202Lionsgate
72012$375,074-8%2,838-382$132$156,437,9065Sony / Columbia
8Old Dogs$308,421-13%3,090-335$100$40,937,6803Disney
9Armored$295,370-13%1,9194$154$12,684,1942Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$294,280-6%2,100-403$140$35,203,5833Warner Bros.