'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, May. 15 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$3,556,110-3%3,279--$1,085$65,525,2051Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,936,763-6%4,3240$448$155,366,6372Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$810,4144%3,30668$245$65,364,1933Fox
4Heaven is for Real$512,403-1%3,048118$168$77,848,5414Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$403,386-4%2,701-478$149$246,868,2466Disney
6Rio 2$311,83712%2,973-341$105$114,251,3255Fox
7Moms' Night Out$293,86432%1,044--$281$5,427,4321Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$222,9197%2,658--$84$4,607,0211Clarius Entertainment
9God's Not Dead$125,2321%1,000-330$125$58,186,3528Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Divergent$119,205-14%1,233-406$97$145,625,0008Lionsgate / Summit
12Brick Mansions$118,016-20%1,954-693$60$19,103,8463Relativity Media
13The Quiet Ones$33,740-33%1,133-894$30$8,196,3393Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$159,8503%770-114$208$54,436,80610Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$62,057-5%820-534$76$28,023,6195Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$47,1700%18117$261$2,444,3785Weinstein Company
5The LEGO Movie$37,6063%401181$94$253,817,65214Warner Bros.
6Transcendence$29,820-13%515-1260$58$22,355,8894Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House 2$24,196-21%526-802$46$16,967,2244Open Road
8Oculus$22,402-18%410-474$55$27,349,8705Relativity Media
9Mr. Peabody & Sherman$20,7378%357-53$58$108,998,30010Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Non-Stop (2014)$16,4500%23618$70$91,171,10511Universal
11300: Rise of an Empire$9,1213%191-44$48$106,206,84610Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$52,0354%4541$1,156$827,2982Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,71237%36-1$1,353$1,690,6156Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Chef$22,7139%6--$3,786$282,8731Open Road
4Blue Ruin$7,4167%611$122$229,8163RADiUS-TWC
52 States$4,486-37%59-37$76$2,185,7274UTV Motion Pictures
6Decoding Annie Parker$3,700-11%2-11$1,850$48,3902eOne Films US
7Godzilla: The Japanese Original$3,506-58%2917$121$110,4384Rialto Pictures
83 Days to Kill$2,54611%42-22$61$30,697,99912Relativity Media
9Sabotage (2014)$2,32911%51-9$46$10,508,5187Open Road
10Son of God$1,90335%68-58$28$59,673,27411Fox
11Bad Words$1,326-9%29-11$46$7,742,9959Focus
12Joe (2014)$1,170-7%23-16$51$369,5635Roadside Attractions
13The Hornet's Nest$690-38%4--$173$30,4871Freestyle Releasing
14Philomena$61428%13-9$47$37,704,00325Weinstein Company
15Watermark$368-20%5-6$74$84,4646eOne Films US
16Gloria (2014)$287-17%7-2$41$2,107,92516Roadside Attractions
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$2513%10$251$44,80614Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$172-12%6-9$29$266,2116RADiUS-TWC