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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200621 (May 26 - Jun 01)$270,867,8651%$286,078,0002%X-Men: The Last Stand
201421 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,763-29%$276,208,000-25%X-Men: Days of Future Past
201121 (May 27 - Jun 02)$313,620,37360%$329,417,00056%The Hangover Part II
200521 (May 27 - Jun 02)$267,632,77723%$279,761,00022%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
200221 (May 24 - May 30)$223,116,35120%$238,011,0008%Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
201021 (May 21 - May 27)$196,320,434-21%$210,806,000-19%Shrek Forever After
200421 (May 21 - May 27)$217,262,963-1%$229,467,000-3%Shrek 2
200721 (May 25 - May 31)$282,345,5014%$309,984,0008%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
200121 (May 25 - May 31)$185,583,53114%$220,228,0000%Pearl Harbor
200921 (May 22 - May 28)$248,463,9341%$261,112,0002%Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
200021 (May 26 - Jun 01)$162,788,88730%$219,173,000--Mission: Impossible II
201221 (May 25 - May 31)$220,614,576-30%$235,982,000-28%Men in Black 3
200821 (May 23 - May 29)$247,021,693-13%$256,199,000-17%Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
201321 (May 24 - May 30)$358,998,31163%$370,057,00057%Fast & Furious 6
200321 (May 23 - May 29)$220,004,934-1%$235,723,000-1%Bruce Almighty