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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
May 21Thu141$11,787,05178%$12,439,029Pitch Perfect 2
May 20Wed140$11,922,83461%$12,584,154Mad Max: Fury Road
May 19Tue139$15,515,32855%$16,254,823Pitch Perfect 2
May 18Mon138$16,032,22687%$16,723,328Mad Max: Fury Road
May 17Sun137$46,877,24427%$48,957,545Pitch Perfect 2
May 16Sat136$67,827,84535%$70,992,514Pitch Perfect 2
May 15Fri135$60,745,15387%$62,810,718Pitch Perfect 2
May 14Thu134$6,616,016-41%$7,311,600Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 13Wed133$7,384,345-39%$8,214,581Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 12Tue132$10,032,152-39%$11,010,282Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 11Mon131$8,578,177-45%$9,384,679Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 10Sun130$36,924,972-37%$39,999,246Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 09Sat129$50,386,085-28%$54,184,188Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 08Fri128$32,460,351-66%$34,908,997Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 07Thu127$11,284,045181%$12,051,196Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 06Wed126$12,052,985161%$12,853,125Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 05Tue125$16,406,085151%$17,319,721Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 04Mon124$15,656,793209%$16,387,218Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 03Sun123$58,964,844200%$61,053,689Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 02Sat122$69,969,26190%$72,692,968Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 01Fri121$95,088,705296%$97,347,212Avengers: Age of Ultron