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, Apr. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kick-Ass$1,297,845-13%3,065--$423$24,175,3121Lionsgate
2How to Train Your Dragon$1,107,422-8%3,825-182$290$161,771,9864Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$1,057,987-4%3,3806$313$51,832,8162Fox
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$970,833-18%2,459--$395$19,521,6731Sony / Screen Gems
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$967,449-11%3,753-49$258$135,724,3703Warner Bros.
6The Last Song$359,159-13%2,76793$130$51,310,1963Disney
7Hot Tub Time Machine$326,348-1%2,308-303$141$43,420,6164MGM
8Alice in Wonderland (2010)$268,098-13%2,024-506$132$324,989,7107Disney
9The Bounty Hunter$227,100-6%2,475-426$92$60,936,4755Sony / Columbia
10Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$219,709-12%1,859-296$118$55,542,8743Lionsgate