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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201422 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2014$157,680,341-1%$166,449,1581%Maleficent
201322 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 2013$159,570,97221%$165,539,62516%Fast & Furious 6
201222 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2012$132,181,371-13%$142,808,184-10%Snow White and the Huntsman
201122 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 2011$152,244,5436%$159,489,4955%X-Men: First Class
201022 (May 28 - May 30) - 2010$143,798,251-10%$151,810,719-9%Shrek Forever After
200922 (May 29 - May 31) - 2009$159,873,083-2%$166,139,706-1%Up
200822 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2008$163,143,99428%$168,485,86725%Sex and the City
200722 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2007$127,498,6560%$135,098,379-1%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
200622 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 2006$128,080,9732%$135,941,2693%The Break-Up
200522 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 2005$125,496,138-35%$131,589,366-36%Madagascar
200422 (May 28 - May 30) - 2004$192,997,74416%$204,254,15716%Shrek 2
200322 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 2003$166,218,63744%$175,543,53644%Finding Nemo
200222 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 2002$115,075,674-4%$121,897,241-4%The Sum of All Fears
200122 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 2001$120,274,15727%$126,350,60422%Pearl Harbor
200022 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 2000$95,076,409-12%$103,718,166-14%Mission: Impossible II
199922 (May 28 - May 30) - 1999$108,519,47763%$121,137,38472%Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
199822 (May 29 - May 31) - 1998$66,526,4111%$70,433,2943%Godzilla (1998)
199722 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 1997$65,991,022-13%$68,444,353-11%The Lost World: Jurassic Park
199622 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1996$75,981,37124%$77,185,75018%Mission: Impossible
199522 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 1995$61,361,8489%$65,559,92213%Casper
199422 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 1994$56,173,647-23%$57,904,917-27%The Flintstones
199322 (May 28 - May 30) - 1993$72,954,98829%$79,692,54534%Cliffhanger
199222 (May 29 - May 31) - 1992$56,722,05342%$59,282,25933%Lethal Weapon 3
199122 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1991$39,905,894-29%$44,702,316-22%Backdraft
199022 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 1990$56,448,71220%$57,220,59316%Total Recall (1990)
198922 (Jun 02 - Jun 04) - 1989$47,075,113-8%$49,266,837-7%Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
198822 (May 27 - May 29) - 1988$51,152,25563%$52,846,33061%Crocodile Dundee II
198722 (May 29 - May 31) - 1987$31,346,0727%$32,816,6929%Beverly Hills Cop II
198622 (May 30 - Jun 01) - 1986$29,292,520-26%$30,201,841-25%Cobra
198522 (May 31 - Jun 02) - 1985$39,602,104-21%$40,535,040-22%Rambo: First Blood Part II
198422 (Jun 01 - Jun 03) - 1984$50,208,0047%$52,239,3932%Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
198322 (Jun 03 - Jun 05) - 1983$47,122,37014%$51,283,37016%Return of the Jedi