'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 Sun, May. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious 6$26,941,170-15%3,658--$7,365$97,375,2451Universal
2Star Trek Into Darkness$12,882,553-11%3,90739$3,297$146,117,5822Paramount
3The Hangover Part III$12,545,654-14%3,555--$3,529$53,460,6611Warner Bros.
5Iron Man 3$6,645,022-12%3,424-813$1,941$367,407,1164Disney
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$4,509,046-12%3,090-460$1,459$114,270,1743Warner Bros.
7The Croods$442,075-13%1,008-1365$439$179,243,21810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Pain and Gain$209,007-15%1,003-1426$208$48,556,7015Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$682,419-13%712-248$958$14,555,3195Roadside Attractions
242 (2013)$449,874-11%915-1465$492$91,063,1177Warner Bros.
3Oblivion (2013)$303,160-5%572-1505$530$87,335,1556Universal
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$232,141-9%401-134$579$232,214,56412Disney
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$153,300-10%346-63$443$121,088,0939Paramount
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$101,963-20%485-1556$210$8,788,6283Lionsgate
7Escape From Planet Earth$93,377-11%346-347$270$55,957,76415Weinstein Company
8The Big Wedding$75,810-21%265-1178$286$21,084,6305Lionsgate
9Identity Thief$65,450-21%187-54$350$134,257,03516Universal
10Olympus Has Fallen$60,082-3%209-257$287$97,679,51010FilmDistrict
11The Call$55,837-2%166-63$336$51,556,92911Sony / TriStar
12The Place Beyond the Pines$53,980-19%128-189$422$20,955,7849Focus
13Jack the Giant Slayer$38,463-11%185-65$208$64,968,99413Warner Bros. / New Line
14Tyler Perry's Temptation$21,418-9%131-19$163$51,935,9169Lionsgate
15Scary Movie 5$19,359-26%171-337$113$31,369,8987Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$54,961-19%643$859$664,1365Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$40,002-29%263$1,539$722,8543Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$25,169-6%3713$680$291,8424eOne Films US
4The Sapphires$23,486-20%61-41$385$2,108,78710Weinstein Company
5To the Arctic 3D$17,643-3%520$339$12,621,59658Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Filly Brown$17,5689%29-10$606$2,818,0206Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Snitch (2013)$12,977-6%93-60$140$42,908,31514Lionsgate / Summit
8We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$9,148-17%4--$2,287$27,6891Focus World
9Spring Breakers$8,8111%7059$126$14,081,27111A24
10Quartet$6,942-37%30-12$231$18,234,98320Weinstein Company
11Evil Dead$6,546-18%58-150$113$54,111,6328Sony / TriStar
12From Up on Poppy Hill$6,162-18%24-12$257$959,47711GKIDS
13Silver Linings Playbook$5,866-18%35-96$168$132,071,15028Weinstein Company
14The Host (2013)$5,447-40%59-172$92$26,609,4489Open Road
15Born to Be Wild 3D$5,312-15%300$177$22,690,779112Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Life of Pi$3,347-17%26-25$129$124,885,43527Fox
18A Pig Across Paris (2013 re-issue)$3,045-32%1--$3,045$9,9971Rialto Pictures
19The Painting (2013)$2,981-21%65$497$15,1433GKIDS
20Emperor$2,28449%81$286$3,333,70212Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,954-48%5-1$391$194,8827Freestyle Releasing
22Safe Haven$1,513-39%36-54$42$71,345,16115Relativity Media