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
199121 (May 24 - May 26) - 1991$59,828,164-2%$68,152,2838%Backdraft
199021 (May 25 - May 27) - 1990$61,209,2052%$63,041,6901%Back to the Future Part III
198721 (May 22 - May 24) - 1987$49,963,359-1%$52,798,8602%Beverly Hills Cop II
200321 (May 23 - May 25) - 2003$158,071,246-5%$169,853,223-4%Bruce Almighty
199521 (May 26 - May 28) - 1995$87,183,85111%$92,779,56015%Casper
198621 (May 23 - May 25) - 1986$50,558,711-6%$51,592,395-6%Cobra
201321 (May 24 - May 26) - 2013$248,032,67272%$254,680,98666%Fast & Furious 6
199821 (May 22 - May 24) - 1998$101,984,854-11%$105,016,324-13%Godzilla (1998)
200821 (May 23 - May 25) - 2008$166,567,181-16%$172,261,123-17%Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
198921 (May 26 - May 28) - 1989$59,810,777148%$62,277,204140%Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
198421 (May 25 - May 27) - 1984$54,080,9174%$59,154,9057%Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
199221 (May 22 - May 24) - 1992$76,562,57728%$79,798,57017%Lethal Weapon 3
201221 (May 25 - May 27) - 2012$144,354,167-32%$153,286,381-31%Men in Black 3
199621 (May 24 - May 26) - 1996$101,916,19417%$103,507,08412%Mission: Impossible
200021 (May 26 - May 28) - 2000$137,385,96038%$152,851,90539%Mission: Impossible II
200921 (May 22 - May 24) - 2009$168,354,4021%$176,395,0372%Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
200121 (May 25 - May 27) - 2001$143,604,4325%$149,204,078-2%Pearl Harbor
200721 (May 25 - May 27) - 2007$197,497,1616%$206,720,8415%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
198521 (May 24 - May 26) - 1985$53,634,176-1%$55,080,889-7%Rambo: First Blood Part II
198321 (May 27 - May 29) - 1983$51,835,401113%$55,446,444104%Return of the Jedi
200421 (May 21 - May 23) - 2004$161,823,6622%$171,115,7311%Shrek 2
201021 (May 21 - May 23) - 2010$141,403,206-16%$150,482,592-15%Shrek Forever After
199321 (May 21 - May 23) - 1993$45,785,181-40%$49,346,316-38%Sliver
200221 (May 24 - May 26) - 2002$165,889,27216%$176,050,86218%Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
200521 (May 27 - May 29) - 2005$177,023,6199%$183,664,0117%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
199921 (May 21 - May 23) - 1999$99,552,194-2%$110,192,0135%Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
199421 (May 27 - May 29) - 1994$78,251,49971%$80,469,95463%The Flintstones
201121 (May 27 - May 29) - 2011$213,344,87651%$223,038,48448%The Hangover Part II
199721 (May 23 - May 25) - 1997$114,906,79413%$121,055,58217%The Lost World: Jurassic Park
198821 (May 20 - May 22) - 1988$24,145,445-52%$25,971,575-51%Willow
201421 (May 23 - May 25) - 2014$175,346,822-29%$187,232,507-26%X-Men: Days of Future Past
200621 (May 26 - May 28) - 2006$186,922,6726%$196,289,9687%X-Men: The Last Stand