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 Mon, Jul. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$4,206,553-62%3,9692$1,060$143,413,7072Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$3,323,780-54%2,806--$1,185$33,140,4551Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,856,157-59%3,826--$485$19,365,5641Disney
4Sex Tape$1,548,844-58%3,062--$506$16,156,9961Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,172,266-60%3,224-689$364$228,174,8744Paramount
6Tammy$878,306-56%3,402-63$258$71,928,6103Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$647,318-51%2,229-582$290$181,159,7826Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$568,217-53%2,169-716$262$161,344,8216Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$478,230-48%2,450-780$195$32,465,3683Relativity Media
10Maleficent$460,426-50%1,541-536$299$228,763,8748Disney
11Begin Again$295,841-60%1,302363$227$9,661,0914Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$222,282-54%1,030-75$216$11,643,3344Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$215,502-49%1,491-1558$145$29,436,9673Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$148,905-58%1,003-965$148$44,584,1155Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$143,419-39%557-445$257$121,742,9097Fox
2Edge of Tomorrow$134,585-56%602-501$224$96,752,4617Warner Bros.
3Chef$129,150-61%552-149$234$26,051,15211Open Road
4Think Like a Man Too$117,205-57%628-603$187$64,052,3885Sony / Screen Gems
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$95,203-53%387-268$246$230,580,5699Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$70,870-55%32623$217$199,090,84910Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$59,730-57%211-145$283$3,513,9784RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$44,432-49%256-29$174$130,283,37315Fox
9Blended$41,547-47%285-50$146$45,254,3689Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,805-49%230-37$160$149,129,83511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$12,787-1%202-148$63$257,497,61424Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$143,374--3429$4,217$1,928,7522IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$55,463-60%68--$816$539,8641Focus
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$43,490-9%410$1,061$4,665,20016Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Grand Seduction$17,374-52%90-2$193$2,954,3298eOne Films US
5Belle$14,006-60%92-15$152$10,463,15412Fox Searchlight
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,661-57%46-17$145$58,949,68120Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$5,201-48%60-36$87$83,826,29013Fox
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$4,849-29%63-15$77$111,295,85920Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9I Origins$3,293-57%4--$823$30,9451Fox Searchlight
10Yves Saint Laurent$3,057-65%11-3$278$213,3754Weinstein Company
11Fed Up$1,843-8%12-8$154$1,517,64111RADiUS-TWC
12God's Not Dead$833-65%11-14$76$60,738,71518Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$555-27%104$56$206,6747RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$169-60%8-2$21$8,459,16311Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$6-96%1-1$6$311,05211Freestyle Releasing