Pitch Perfect 2 is he #1 movie in America with nearly $70M at the box office!
It is now the highest opening weekend for a musical feature and the highest opening weekend for a first time feature director.
‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Sings With $69M+; ‘Mad Max’ Rolls In With $45M
NORTH AMERICA: Weekend Actuals: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Zooms Past The Final Gross Of Its Predecessor With $69.2M Debut; ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Speeds To Promising $45.4M Second Place Start
Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2 was off to a terrific first place start this weekend with $69.22 million. The highly anticipated musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick outpaced its already lofty pre-release expectations in a big way. Furthermore, Pitch Perfect 2 has already out-grossed the $65.00 million final domestic gross of 2012’s Pitch Perfect. An effective high-profile marketing campaign and the rush out of the film’s fanbase (which continued to grow after the original film was released to the home market) both helped turn Pitch Perfect 2 into an event film. Pitch Perfect 2 opened a very impressive 41 percent ahead of the $49.03 million debut of Universal’s Neighbors last May.
Pitch Perfect 2 opened with $28.01 million on Friday (which included an estimated $4.6 million from Thursday evening shows), was down 12 percent on Saturday to gross $24.75 million and declined 33.5 percent on Sunday to take in $16.46 million. That placed the film’s opening weekend to Friday ratio at 2.47 to 1. The audience breakdown for the film skewed heavily towards female moviegoers (75 percent) and towards moviegoers under the age of 25 (62 percent). The film received a promising A- rating on CinemaScore.
Following in the footsteps of Fifty Shades of Grey and Furious 7, Pitch Perfect 2 represents another strong performer thus far in 2015 for Universal. The studio looks to continue its strong start to the year in the coming months with the likes of Jurassic World, Ted 2 and Minions.
Weekend Actuals (Domestic) – Friday, May 15th – Sun, May 17th