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, Feb. 18 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 18 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$2,214,273-1%3,665--$604$70,262,0861Warner Bros. / New Line
2Avatar$1,785,2754%2,685-315$665$672,082,0209Fox
3The Wolfman$1,482,125-5%3,222--$460$40,468,6251Universal
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$1,438,623-1%3,356--$429$43,460,3921Fox
5Dear John$847,9455%2,9756$285$58,671,2132Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$449,9251%2,748-470$164$45,367,5704Fox
7From Paris with Love$394,9911%2,7220$145$18,699,6752Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$344,7343%2,615-451$132$38,103,9113Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$342,8532%1,005186$341$18,559,7799Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$248,03510%2,125-331$117$27,607,0703Disney