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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $183,785,415Details
International Box Office $103,209,963Details
Worldwide Box Office $286,995,378
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $20,495,792 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $19,341,108 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $39,836,900
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world in Pitch Perfect 2. It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
66% - Fresh
Audience
64% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$29,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 15th, 2015 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: May 7th, 2015 (Wide) (Australia)
May 7th, 2015 (Wide) (New Zealand)
May 13th, 2015 (Wide) (Philippines)
May 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Croatia)
May 14th, 2015 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
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Video Release: September 1st, 2015 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for innuendo and language.
(Rating bulletin 2354, 12/24/2014)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Franchise: Pitch Perfect
Comparisons: Summer, 2015
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Keywords: Romance, Underdog, Tournament, A Cappella, Singers, Musicians, Actors Making Their Directorial Debut, Directing Yourself
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Gold Circle Films, Brownstone
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,519 $131,560 Jul 24, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,424 $197,810 Jul 17, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,417 $274,060 Jul 10, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,149 $567,500 Jul 3, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 866 $1,464,180 Jun 26, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 514 $3,519,440 Jun 19, 2015 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 316 $6,398,030 Jun 12, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 468 $7,573,350 Jun 5, 2015 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 146 $150,687,020 May 29, 2015 19
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 245 $14,823,140 May 29, 2015 17
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 180 $7,440,400 May 25, 2015 11
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 154 $30,811,800 May 22, 2015 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 139 $108,241,395 May 22, 2015 9
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 284 $5,278,960 May 19, 2015 5
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 167 $16,462,020 May 17, 2015 3
Biggest May Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $69,216,890 May 15, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 97 $69,216,890 May 15, 2015 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 111 $69,216,890 May 15, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 339 3,473 May 15, 2015 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 125 $24,745,125 May 16, 2015 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 84 $52,754,870 May 15, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 84 $28,009,745 May 15, 2015 1
Biggest May Day at the Domestic Box Office 77 $28,009,745 May 15, 2015 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 236 $28,009,745 May 15, 2015 1

Cast

   Beca Mitchell
Skylar Astin    Jesse Swanson
   Fat Amy
Adam DeVine    Bumper
   Aubrey
   Chloe Beale
John Michael Higgins    John
   Gail
   Cynthia Rose Adams
   Stacie
Hana Mae Lee    Lilly
Hailee Steinfeld    Emily
Katey Sagal    Katherine
Ben Platt    Benji
Chrissie Fit    Flo
Birgitte Sorensen    Kommissar
Flula Borg    Pieter Kramer
Kelley Jakle    Jessica
Shelley Regner    Ashley
John Hodgman    Tone Hanger
Jason Jones    Tone Hanger
Joe Lo Truglio    Tone Hanger
Reggie Watts    Tone Hanger
Snoop Dogg    Himself
Willups Brightslymoore    Rip-Off Host
Keegan-Michael Key    Beca's Boss
Shawn Carter Peterson    Dax
Clay Matthews    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
David Bakhtiari    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
Donny Barclay    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
Josh Sitton    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
Thomas J. Lang    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
Jordan Rodgers    Himself/NFL Player/Green Bay Packer
Gralen Bryant Banks    Barden University Dean
Sharon Garrison    Barden University Secretary
Brea Grant    Barden University Orientation Announcer
Austin Lyon    Residual Heat Intern
Kay Cannon    Newscaster Connie
Natalie Morales    Today Show Host
Jake Tapper    The Lead Host
Sylvia Weatherspoon    News Station Anchor Lisa Richards
Robert W. Krieger III    Outrage 24/7 Newscaster Todd Derek
Joe Scarborough    Morning Joe Host
Mika Brazezinski    Morning Joe Host
Jimmy Kimmel    Jimmy Kimmel Live Host
Rosie O'Donnell    The View Host
Nicolle Wallace    The View Host
Rosie Perez    The View Host
Adam Levine    The Voice Judge
Christina Aguilera    The Voice Judge
Pharrell Williams    The Voice Judge
Blake Sheldon    The Voice Judge
Codie Wiggins    Treblemaker
Blake Burt    Treblemaker
Ted Moock    Treblemaker
Jerry Clark    Treblemaker
Phi Vu    Treblemaker
Jacinto Rodriguez    Treblemaker
Ryan Leeper    Treblemaker
Andrew Fitzpatrick    Das Sound Machine
Allie Feder    Das Sound Machine
Steven Ban    Das Sound Machine
Brandon Lara    Das Sound Machine
Daniel Piglavento    Das Sound Machine
Brent Boxberger    Das Sound Machine
Dylan Cheek    Das Sound Machine
Dakota Smith    Das Sound Machine
Jeremy Williams    Das Sound Machine
Samantha Smith    Das Sound Machine
Alexis Lawson    Das Sound Machine
Jordyn McDempsey    Das Sound Machine
Monica Malone    Das Sound Machine
Kimberly Madsen-Thomas    Das Sound Machine
Frances Manzo    Das Sound Machine
Cali Blake    Das Sound Machine
Mitch Grassi    Pentatonix
Kevin Olusola    Pentatonix
Avi Kaplan    Pentatonix
Scott Hoying    Pentatonix
Kirstin Maldonado    Pentatonix
Trace Gaynor    The Filharmonic
Dominic Tibayan    The Filharmonic
Barry Fortgang    The Filharmonic
Julian Cruz    The Filharmonic
Virgil Rosales    The Filharmonic
Joseph Caigoy    The Filharmonic
Pranay Sharma    Penn Masala
Kashish Hora    Penn Masala
Hariharan Ravi    Penn Masala
Prashant Ramesh    Penn Masala
Aneesh Kanakamedala    Penn Masala
Chetan Khanna    Penn Masala
Akiff Premjee    Penn Masala
Varshil Patel    Penn Masala
Rohan Murthy    Penn Masala
Dilip Rajan    Penn Masala
Praveen Rajaguru    Penn Masala
Gigi Zumbado    The Cantasticos
Marisela Zumbado    The Cantasticos
Alison Sahonic    The Cantasticos
Jasmine Paul-Olivier    The Cantasticos
Natalie Legendre    The Cantasticos
Samantha Yonack    The Cantasticos
Windy Diaz    The Cantasticos
Amaris Flores    The Cantasticos
Aakomon Jones    The Singboks
Kyndra Reevey    The Singboks
Naomi James    The Singboks
Britney Thomas    The Singboks
Michael Odokara-Okigbo    The Singboks
Brian Watson    The Singboks
Shanna Burris    The Singboks
Brianna O'Rourke    The Singboks
Lindsey Legros    The Singboks
Brandon Addison    The Singboks
Robin Roberts    Former Bella
Kether Donohue    Former Bella
C.J. Perry    Former Bella
Sope Aluko    French Commentator
Leticia Jimenez    Spanish Commentator
Anton Narinskiy    Former Bella
Deke Sharon    Former Bella

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kay Cannon
Based on the Book By    Mickey Rapkin
Producer    Elizabeth Banks
Producer    Paul Brooks
Producer    Max Handelman
Executive Producer    Scott Niemeyer
Executive Producer    Jason Moore
Director of Photography    Jim Denault
Production Designer    Toby Corbett
Editor    Craig Alpert
Costume Designer    Salvador Perez
Co-Producer    Jeff Levine
Co-Producer    Kay Cannon
Line Producer    Garrett Grant
Composer    Mark Mothersbaugh
Executive Music Producer    Julianne Jordan
Executive Music Producer    Julia Michels
Music Supervisor    Sarah Webster
Choreography    Aakomon 'AJ' Jones
Casting Director    Kerry Barden
Casting Director    Paul Schnee
Unit Production Manager    Garrett Grant
First Assistant Director    Daniel Silverberg
Key Second Assistant Director    James Roque, Jr.
Associate Producer    Jonathan Shore
Art Director    Nate Jones
Set Decorator    Monique Champagne
Set Designer    Dave Kelsey
Set Designer    Jessica Ochoa
Script Supervisor    Scott Peterson
Make up    Melanie Hughes
Make-up and Hair Designer    Judy Yonemoto
Special Make-up Effects    Tony Gardner
Hairstylist    Cheryl Marks
Hairstylist    Meagan Herrera-Schaaf
Costume Designer    Lisa D. Coffey
Sound Mixer    Lee Orloff
Special Effects Coordinator    David K. Nami
Post-Production Supervisor    Koah Kruse
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Beemer
Music Editor    Amanda Goodpaster
Music Editor    Brett Pierce
Supervising Sound Editor    Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor    Erin Oakley
Sound Designer    Jack Whittaker
Dialogue Editor    Will Riley
Dialogue Editor    Robert Chen
Sound Effects Editor    Bruce Tanis
Sound Effects Editor    Benjamin Cook
Foley Mixer    John Guentner
Foley Mixer    Blake Collins

Home Market Numbers: Ultron's Reign Continues

November 7th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

It was the first full week for The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the home market and it topped the new releases for October 6th, 2015 and earned first place on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for October 11th. Over the week, the film sold 1.02 million units and generated $18.02 million for the week for sales of 2.62 million units / $47.21 million after nine days of release. By comparison, Furious 7 generated $47.05 million, not during its first two weeks, but since its release nearly a month ago. It is already in the top ten for the year and it should climb into the top five shortly. More...

Home Market Numbers: Age Opens Well, but Not Quite the Ultimate Opening

October 21st, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

As expected, The Avengers: Age of Ultron led the September 29th new releases earning an easy first place on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for October 4th. It sold 1.60 million units and generated $29.35 million in revenue. It also had an opening week Blu-ray share of 69%. That's simply fantastic. However, it wasn't the best first-week opening we've seen this fall, as it fell just behind Furious 7. On the other hand, Age of Ultron was a Friday release, so it had a shorter opening week. Next week we will compare the running tallies of the two films and that will likely give us a much better picture of where these two films will end up. More...

Home Market Numbers: Pitch's Opening is Good, but Not Perfect

October 14th, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 led the new releases for September 22nd and earned first place on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for September 27th. The film sold 974,000 units / $16.76 million during its first week of release, 55% of which was sold on Blu-ray. That's really impressive for this type of film. On the other hand, overall sales were 13% lower than the original film opened with. Additionally, the franchise box set earned fifth place with 48,000 units / $1.37 million. More...

Home Market Numbers: Furious 7 has Mellow Start on the Home Market

October 10th, 2015

Furious 7

Six new releases from the week of September 15th reached the top 30 on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for September 20th. This includes four in the top five and a new number one. Furious 7 earned first place with 1.87 million units / $31.89 million on the single release for an opening week Blu-ray share of 64%. Impressive. Meanwhile the second Fast and Furious Franchise Box Set released this year earned fifth place with 62,000 units / $3.46 million. While the film very nearly earned twice that of its nearest competitor, it was still almost exactly 40% lower than Fast and Furious 6 opened with. This decline is huge, but all packaged media is down. Some of the slack is going to VOD, but a lot of home market revenue now goes to subscription streaming services like Netflix or Crunchyroll. Personally, I like packaged media, I still buy CDs, so this is bad news for me. More...

Home Market Releases for September 22nd, 2015

September 21st, 2015

Moonrise Kingdom

This week's list is led by Pitch Perfect 2, which was a surprisingly strong performer at the box office. However, its reviews are not up to Pick of the Week levels. The best of the best are dominated by TV on DVD releases, including Modern Family: Season 6, which is the last sitcom I watch every single week. However, it is a double-dip that wins the Pick of the Week honors, Moonrise Kingdom:Criterion Collection. The original Blu-ray didn't have nearly enough extras, but this one corrects that problem. More...

Home Market Releases for September 1st, 2015

September 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Summer is officially over, both in theaters and on the home market. This week, the new releases are led by Mad Max: Fury Road, which was not only one of the biggest hits of the summer, it was also one of the best. Nearly everything else of note is TV on DVD, so if you are a fan of those releases, it will be an expensive week. There were several contenders for Pick of the Week, including two TV on DVD releases (Castle: Season 7 and New Girl: The Complete Fourth Season), a documentary (Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me on DVD), but the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road on 3D Combo Pack. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Jurassic World Chews Up the Record Book

June 16th, 2015

Jurassic World

After disappointing weekend after disappointing weekend, I had become pessimistic about any film's chances of being a breakout success this summer. Jurassic World changed that. The film didn't just top expectations, it broke all-time records. Over the weekend, the film pulled in $208.81 million. That is the record for biggest single weekend and it helped take the overall weekend box office to an all-time high with $273.67 million. This is 106% more than last weekend; that's right, the weekend box office was more than double last week's result. Additionally, and more importantly, it was 46% higher than the same weekend last year. Jurassic World itself earned 12% more than all films combined this weekend last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is There Still an Audience for a Jurassic Film?

June 12th, 2015

Jurassic World

Jurassic World is the only wide release this week and its box office potential is so high that it has scared away even the counter-programming. It isn't the only film playing in theaters this weekend, but it will very likely make more at the box office than the rest of them combined. Spy will be a distant second place and is hoping not to be crushed. If it can avoid falling 50%, it should have enough legs to reach the century mark. ... with a push from the studio. The only other film that is on track to earn more than $10 million over the weekend is San Andreas, which already crossed the $100 million mark. This weekend last year, two films opened wide, 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Neither film will match Jurassic World individually, but they might have the advantage if you combine their openings. Additionally, there will only be two $10 million films this weekend, while there were three last year. 2015 will win on top, but 2014 has better depth and I think 2015 will lose the year-over-year comparison... again. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Spy High, but not a Monster Hit

June 9th, 2015

Spy

None of the three new releases matched expectations and while the holdovers pulled their weight, it wasn't enough to help the overall box office. Spy didn't make it to $30 million during its opening weekend, but it came within a rounding error of that mark. Insidious Chapter 3 did very well compared to its production budget, but will likely be the weakest installment in the franchise. Meanwhile, if it weren't for its lower production budget, Entourage would be considered a bomb. Overall, the box office fell 4.3% from last weekend to $133 million. Worse still, the box office fell 18% from last year. Year-to-date, the overall box office has pulled in $4.39 billion, which is 1.2% above 2014's pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Spy Become McCarthy / Feig's Third Hit?

June 5th, 2015

Spy

There are three wide releases this week, including one that is already in theaters. The biggest of these three releases is Spy, which is the latest film from Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig. Both of their previous films crossed $100 million with ease. Insidious Chapter 3 is the third film in the Insidious franchise, but most think it won't be the best. Entourage started out ahead of expectations, but its reviews could cause a quick decline. This weekend last year, The Fault in Our Stars opened with nearly $50 million, while Maleficent landed in second place with more than $30 million. I don't think 2015 will be strong on top, but I think it will have better depth. More...

International Box Office: San Andreas Rumbles to the Top

June 4th, 2015

San Andreas

San Andreas opened in first place on the international chart with $63.9 million on 15,420 screens in 60 markets. Its best international market was Mexico where it earned first place with $9.97 million. It also opened in first place in Australia with $2.47 million in 449 theaters. The film generated $7.07 million in 505 theaters in the U.K. and $5.16 million on 2,256 screens in Russia. The film was also potent in Brazil with an opening of $3.2 million in 926 theaters, while it earned a nearly identical amount in France with $3.19 million in 496. It is still too soon to tell where the film will end up, but it made more worldwide than it cost to make during its opening weekend, so the studio must be happy. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: San Andreas Shakes Up Box Office

June 2nd, 2015

San Andreas

The post-holiday weekend was softer than the holiday weekend, which is to be expected. However, thanks to a stronger than predicted opening by San Andreas, it wasn't as bad as it could have been. On the other hand, Aloha was on the low end of expectations. The overall box office fell 9.5% from last weekend to $139 million, which is acceptable. By comparison, the overall box office fell 17% from this weekend last year, as San Andreas couldn't keep up with Maleficent's opening. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled in $4.20 billion, putting it 1.2% ahead of 2014's pace of $4.15 million. 2015 is coming dangerously close to losing its lead over last year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will May End on a Disastrous Note?

May 28th, 2015

San Andreas

The weekend after a holiday is usually a bad weekend at the box office. This time around, San Andreas is the clear front-runner while Aloha might struggle, even as counter-programming. San Andreas will earn more than $30 million over the weekend, no other film is on track to hitting $20 million. On the other hand, there could be six other films that earn $10 million or more over the weekend. By comparison, this weekend last year, Maleficent opened with nearly $70 million, while X-Men: Days of Future Past earned more than $30 million. There's no way the top of the chart will match that. Even with better depth, it is very unlikely 2015 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Ultron Still Ultimate Film on International Chart

May 28th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

For the fifth week in a row, The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in first place. This week it pulled in $45.8 million in 91 markets for month-long totals of $859.8 million internationally and $1.265 billion worldwide. The film made $53.98 million in China, but that was for the full week, giving it a running tally of $209.39 million after 13 days of release. At this pace, the film should have no trouble hitting $900 million internationally and $1.3 million worldwide, likely over the weekend. Meanwhile, it has yet to open in Japan and should made $50 million, more or less, in that market alone. Will it get to $1 billion internationally? It is still too soon to tell. It should at least be close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Sun didn't Shine on Tomorrow

May 27th, 2015

Tomorrowland

The Memorial Day long weekend was not as strong as anticipated, as no film in the top five really topped expectations. Tomorrowland did earn first place, but it barely earned more in four days as it was expected to earn in three. Pitch Perfect 2 crossed $100 million over the weekend and The Avengers: Age of Ultron crossed $400 million, so those milestones helped cushion the blow. Even so, the overall box office fell 18% when compared to last week, falling to $152 million over the three day weekend. It was also down 19% from last year over the three day period. Over four days, the box office pulled in $191 million, which was 17% lower than the same weekend last year. This is a disappointing loss. 2015 is still ahead of 2014, albeit by a margin of just 2.1% at $4.02 billion to $3.95 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Tomorrowland Barely Ahead of Pitch Perfect 2

May 24th, 2015

Tomorrowland

The good news this Memorial Day weekend is that five movies will gross over $20 million. The bad news is that none of them will do any better than Tomorrowland’s soft $32 million debut. Disney’s latest will barely scrape in ahead of Pitch Perfect 2 over three days, with the singing sensation expected to generate $30.3 million. Over four days, Tomorrowland may pull into a slightly larger lead, thanks to its more family-friendly nature, but it will take a much better performance overseas for the sci-fi adventure to recoup its costs. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Tomorrow be a Better Day?

May 22nd, 2015

Tomorrowland

It's Memorial Day long weekend, which is one of the best weekends of the year at the box office. There are two new releases trying to take advantage of the holiday, Tomorrowland and Poltergeist. There are also three major holdovers that will remain potent over the weekend: Mad Max: Fury Road, Pitch Perfect 2, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. There's a chance all five of these films will made $30 million or more over the next four days. Like we've seen most weeks this summer, this weekend last year had a much bigger hit on top. X-Men: Days of Future Past opened with more than $90 million, but only one other film, Godzilla earned more than $15 million over the three-day weekend. So again, 2015 won't match 2014 at the top, but the depth should help 2015 win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Age of Billionaires

May 21st, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in first place with ease earning $185.0 million in 91 markets for totals of $770.5 million internationally and $1.143 billion worldwide. The film is now the eighth biggest hit of all time, while two of the films above it are also from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We actually thought that Disney might have overpaid when they bought Marvel. We were wrong. In our defense, no one saw this coming. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in China with $84.84 million for a six-day opening of $154.63 million. China is already the biggest market for Age of Ultron's international run, and it only took four days to get there. Up next for the film is Japan, but the film doesn't open there till July. More...

Per Theater Chart: Perfect Dreams

May 20th, 2015

I'll See You In My Dreams

Pitch Perfect 2 opened in first place on the overall chart and matched that on the per theater chart earning an average of $19,930. I'll See You in My Dreams placed second with an average of $16,447 in three theaters. Its reviews suggest it has at least some potential to expand. Pather Panchali was the only holdover in the $10,000 club with $14,793 in its lone theater during its second week of release. Mad Max: Fury Road earned an average of $12,271. It is not that common that we have two wide releases in the $10,000 club. Every Secret Thing was the final film in the $10,000 with $11,083 in one theater. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Perfection, Times Two

May 19th, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2

The overall box office was a little stronger than expected, including the number one film. Pitch Perfect 2 did something very few sequels do. It opened with more during its first weekend than its predecessor made in total. Mad Max: Fury Road also opened with more than Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome earned in total, but it has 30 years of inflation and population growth of roughly 33% to help it out, so it is a less impressive feat. Because both wide releases were so strong, the overall box office grew by 40% from last weekend to $184 million. This was also 3.4% higher than the same weekend last year, which allowed 2015 to maintain its lead over 2014. At the moment, 2015 is ahead of 2014 by 3.2% or $120 million at $3.78 billion to $3.66 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Mad Max Caught in Perfect Storm

May 17th, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 is coming out the clear winner of an odd couple match-up at multiplexes this weekend. The tuneful sequel will post $70 million or so at the box office this weekend, according to Universal, the third-best weekend ever for a live action comedy after The Hangover Part II ($85.9 million) and Austin Powers in Goldmember ($73.1 million). As Brent Lang notes at Variety it also shares another record with Austin Powers as a sequel that earned more in its opening weekend than the first movie did in its entire theatrical run: The Spy Who Shagged Me did the same back in 1999. Actually, this is arguably an achievement shared by Mad Max: Fury Road too: its $44.44 million beats the $36.23 million total earned by Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will We Have a Perfect Opening, or Will the Box Office Be Mad?

May 14th, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 both open wide this week. It is normally not a good idea to have two films competing for limited box office dollars, but these two films have divergent enough target audiences that it is unlikely that they will cannibalize each other too much. The Avengers: Age of Ultron will also still do well this weekend and help the overall box office do well. This weekend last year, Godzilla led the way with $93 million during its opening weekend. Neither Mad Max: Fury Road nor Pitch Perfect 2 will earn that much this weekend; however, they should earn more than that combined. Additionally, Age of Ultron should earn more than last year's second place film, Neighbors, and this depth could give 2015 the win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Age Completes Threepeat, Tops $500 million

May 13th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

It was a milestone weekend for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, as it remained in first place on the international chart with $68 million in 90 markets over the weekend for totals of $562 million internationally and $875 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, although it did open in China on Tuesday earning $33.9 million during its opening day. We will deal with that next week. Currently, the film's biggest market is South Korea, where it has pulled in $72.53 million, including $6.29 million on 1,295 screens over the weekend. I can't see that lead lasting more than a couple more days, not with the opening we saw in China. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ultron Runs Away from Hot Pursuit

May 12th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

As expected, The Avengers: Age of Ultron earned first place and Hot Pursuit earned second place. Unfortunately, they missed expectations in terms of raw numbers. They missed expectations so much that the box office fell 44% from last weekend to $131 million. Worse still, this is down 4.1% from the same weekend last year. 2015 still has a lead over 2014 by a margin of 4.6% at $3.57 billion to $3.41 billion. Unfortunately, I think this lead will start to slip this week. More...

Contest: Bad Prizes

May 7th, 2015

There is a two-horse race next week with Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2. While I think people are underestimating Pitch Perfect 2, Fury Road should have a faster start. Because of this, it is the choice for the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Mad Max: Fury Road.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize. Normally I just grab prizes at random, but in this case the first prize I grabbed was Bad Santa on Unrated DVD. At first I thought, "I can't give out Christmas DVDs in May?" But why not? So each Frankenprize includes one Christmas release. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray and a Christmas release. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed DVD or Blu-ray and a Christmas release. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2015 Preview: May

May 1st, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

April is over and there was good news and bad news. Good news: Furious 7 crushed the competition, and broke records along the way. Bad news: Furious 7 crushed the competition and no other April release will earn as much in total as Furious 7 earned during its opening day. Fortunately, Furious 7 was so strong that it carried April of 2015 to a draw when compared to April of 2014. May has a lot of similarities to April. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is expected to break records during its opening weekend and even the low end has it earning more than $1 billion worldwide. Unfortunately, no other film is going to come close to that figure. There are five other films with a potential to reach $100 million at the box office. The keyword there is "potential". There's a chance less than half of those five films will get to that milestone. And like last April, last May had much better depth with five films that reached $100 million, including four that surpassed $200 million. Age of Ultron will earn more than the combined totals of Maleficent, last month's winner, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, which placed second for the month. I am a little concerned about the lack of depth this month and this could cause May to lose in the month-over-month comparison in the end. More...

Pitch Perfect 2 Trailer

February 25th, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2

Musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow opens May 15... Full movie details... More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/15 1 $69,216,890   3,473 $19,930   $69,216,890 3
2015/05/22 2 $30,811,800 -55% 3,560 $8,655   $118,298,395 10
2015/05/29 2 $14,823,140 -52% 3,660 $4,050   $147,521,860 17
2015/06/05 6 $7,573,350 -49% 3,403 $2,225   $160,854,945 24
2015/06/12 5 $6,398,030 -16% 2,677 $2,390   $171,113,715 31
2015/06/19 7 $3,519,440 -45% 2,146 $1,640   $177,683,820 38
2015/06/26 11 $1,464,180 -58% 1,061 $1,380   $181,057,940 45
2015/07/03 14 $567,500 -61% 454 $1,250   $182,346,060 52
2015/07/10 20 $274,060 -52% 284 $965   $183,058,230 59
2015/07/17 23 $197,810 -28% 262 $755   $183,436,380 66
2015/07/24 28 $131,560 -33% 248 $530   $183,692,485 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/15 1 $28,009,745   3,473 $8,065   $28,009,745 1
2015/05/16 1 $24,745,125 -12% 3,473 $7,125   $52,754,870 2
2015/05/17 1 $16,462,020 -33% 3,473 $4,740   $69,216,890 3
2015/05/18 2 $5,209,500 -68% 3,473 $1,500   $74,426,390 4
2015/05/19 1 $5,278,960 +1% 3,473 $1,520   $79,705,350 5
2015/05/20 2 $3,872,395 -27% 3,473 $1,115   $83,577,745 6
2015/05/21 1 $3,908,850 +1% 3,473 $1,125   $87,486,595 7
2015/05/22 2 $9,683,200 +148% 3,560 $2,720   $97,169,795 8
2015/05/23 2 $11,071,600 +14% 3,560 $3,110   $108,241,395 9
2015/05/24 2 $10,057,000 -9% 3,560 $2,825   $118,298,395 10
2015/05/25 2 $7,440,400 -26% 3,560 $2,090   $125,738,795 11
2015/05/26 3 $2,867,565 -61% 3,560 $805   $128,606,360 12
2015/05/27 2 $2,063,160 -28% 3,560 $580   $130,669,520 13
2015/05/28 2 $2,029,200 -2% 3,560 $570   $132,698,720 14
2015/05/29 2 $4,594,110 +126% 3,660 $1,255   $137,292,830 15
2015/05/30 2 $6,095,050 +33% 3,660 $1,665   $143,387,880 16
2015/05/31 4 $4,133,980 -32% 3,660 $1,130   $147,521,860 17
2015/06/01 3 $1,425,640 -66% 3,660 $390   $148,947,500 18
2015/06/02 3 $1,739,520 +22% 3,660 $475   $150,687,020 19
2015/06/03 4 $1,316,550 -24% 3,660 $360   $152,003,570 20
2015/06/04 3 $1,278,025 -3% 3,660 $349   $153,281,595 21
2015/06/05 5 $2,587,550 +102% 3,403 $760   $155,869,145 22
2015/06/06 6 $3,046,060 +18% 3,403 $895   $158,915,205 23
2015/06/07 7 $1,939,740 -36% 3,403 $570   $160,854,945 24
2015/06/08 6 $934,225 -52% 3,403 $275   $161,789,170 25
2015/06/09 6 $1,122,130 +20% 3,403 $330   $162,911,300 26
2015/06/10 5 $934,940 -17% 3,403 $275   $163,846,240 27
2015/06/11 4 $869,445 -7% 3,403 $255   $164,715,685 28
2015/06/12 5 $2,168,370 +149% 2,677 $810   $166,884,055 29
2015/06/13 5 $2,703,770 +25% 2,677 $1,010   $169,587,825 30
2015/06/14 5 $1,525,890 -44% 2,677 $570   $171,113,715 31
2015/06/15 5 $724,025 -53% 2,677 $270   $171,837,740 32
2015/06/16 5 $843,255 +16% 2,677 $315   $172,680,995 33
2015/06/17 5 $761,845 -10% 2,677 $285   $173,442,840 34
2015/06/18 5 $721,540 -5% 2,677 $270   $174,164,380 35
2015/06/19 7 $1,276,870 +77% 2,146 $595   $175,441,250 36
2015/06/20 7 $1,448,550 +13% 2,146 $675   $176,889,800 37
2015/06/21 9 $794,020 -45% 2,146 $370   $177,683,820 38
2015/06/22 7 $450,660 -43% 2,146 $210   $178,134,480 39
2015/06/23 7 $568,690 +26% 2,146 $265   $178,703,170 40
2015/06/24 7 $461,390 -19% 2,146 $215   $179,164,560 41
2015/06/25 7 $429,200 -7% 2,146 $200   $179,593,760 42
2015/06/26 11 $440,315 +3% 1,061 $415   $180,034,075 43
2015/06/27 11 $615,380 +40% 1,061 $580   $180,649,455 44
2015/06/28 11 $408,485 -34% 1,061 $385   $181,057,940 45
2015/06/29 11 $233,420 -43% 1,061 $220   $181,291,360 46
2015/06/30 11 $222,330 -5% 1,061 $210   $181,513,690 47
2015/07/01 14 $116,640 -48% 486 $240   $181,630,330 48
2015/07/02 14 $148,230 +27% 1,061 $140   $181,778,560 49
2015/07/03 14 $240,620 +62% 454 $530   $182,019,180 50
2015/07/04 15 $161,170 -33% 454 $355   $182,180,350 51
2015/07/05 15 $165,710 +3% 454 $365   $182,346,060 52
2015/07/06 14 $106,690 -36% 454 $235   $182,452,750 53
2015/07/07 14 $124,850 +17% 454 $275   $182,577,600 54
2015/07/08 13 $118,040 -5% 454 $260   $182,695,640 55
2015/07/09 13 $88,530 -25% 454 $195   $182,784,170 56
2015/07/10 - $90,880 +3% 284 $320   $182,875,050 57
2015/07/11 - $106,500 +17% 284 $375   $182,981,550 58
2015/07/12 - $76,680 -28% 284 $270   $183,058,230 59
2015/07/13 - $44,020 -43% 284 $155   $183,102,250 60
2015/07/14 - $52,540 +19% 284 $185   $183,154,790 61
2015/07/15 - $42,600 -19% 284 $150   $183,197,390 62
2015/07/16 - $41,180 -3% 284 $145   $183,238,570 63
2015/07/17 - $61,570 +50% 262 $235   $183,300,140 64
2015/07/18 - $81,220 +32% 262 $310   $183,381,360 65
2015/07/19 - $55,020 -32% 262 $210   $183,436,380 66
2015/07/20 - $31,440 -43% 262 $120   $183,467,820 67
2015/07/21 - $34,060 +8% 262 $130   $183,501,880 68
2015/07/22 - $30,225 -11% 262 $115   $183,532,105 69
2015/07/23 - $28,820 -5% 262 $110   $183,560,925 70
2015/07/24 - $42,160 +46% 248 $170   $183,603,085 71
2015/07/25 - $49,600 +18% 248 $200   $183,652,685 72
2015/07/26 - $39,800 -20% 248 $160   $183,692,485 73
2015/07/27 - $23,560 -41% 248 $95   $183,716,045 74
2015/07/28 - $23,490 n/c 248 $95   $183,739,535 75
2015/07/29 - $22,320 -5% 248 $90   $183,761,855 76
2015/07/30 - $23,560 +6% 248 $95   $183,785,415 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/05/15 1 $87,486,595   3,473 $25,190   $87,486,595 7
2015/05/22 2 $45,212,125 -48% 3,560 $12,700   $132,698,720 14
2015/05/29 2 $20,582,875 -54% 3,660 $5,624   $153,281,595 21
2015/06/05 6 $11,434,090 -44% 3,403 $3,360   $164,715,685 28
2015/06/12 5 $9,448,695 -17% 2,677 $3,530   $174,164,380 35
2015/06/19 7 $5,429,380 -43% 2,146 $2,530   $179,593,760 42
2015/06/26 13 $2,184,800 -60% 1,061 $2,059   $181,778,560 49
2015/07/03 14 $1,005,610 -54% 454 $2,215   $182,784,170 56
2015/07/10 20 $454,400 -55% 284 $1,600   $183,238,570 63
2015/07/17 24 $322,355 -29% 262 $1,230   $183,560,925 70
2015/07/24 27 $224,490 -30% 248 $905   $183,785,415 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 8/6/2015 $40,302 28 28 28 $40,302 8/11/2015
Australia 5/7/2015 $7,454,634 427 427 2416 $22,146,583 8/11/2015
Austria 5/15/2015 $830,431 75 78 544 $2,306,456 9/17/2015
Belgium 7/22/2015 $277,383 40 40 193 $784,067 9/17/2015
Bolivia 8/6/2015 $4,780 6 6 6 $4,780 8/11/2015
Brazil 8/13/2015 $234,136 211 211 410 $408,278 10/20/2015
Bulgaria 5/29/2015 $6,308 15 16 42 $17,360 6/24/2015
Chile 6/25/2015 $0 0 13 19 $18,761 9/8/2015
Colombia 8/27/2015 $18,384 26 26 26 $18,384 9/2/2015
Croatia 5/14/2015 $14,597 12 13 74 $41,220 6/30/2015
Czech Republic 5/14/2015 $28,602 74 74 165 $84,894 7/7/2015
Denmark 8/6/2015 $122,450 49 51 161 $302,886 9/23/2015
Finland 5/15/2015 $80,343 58 58 199 $260,067 7/22/2015
France 7/22/2015 $779,405 349 349 1069 $1,787,419 8/18/2015
Germany 5/14/2015 $4,090,403 557 647 4237 $11,696,988 11/3/2015
Hong Kong 5/28/2015 $234,858 25 25 73 $455,422 7/7/2015
Hungary 5/21/2015 $115,142 38 38 159 $254,352 7/22/2015
Iceland 5/15/2015 $72,077 7 7 14 $172,807 6/10/2015
India 7/3/2015 $47,616 87 87 87 $47,616 7/8/2015
Indonesia 5/27/2015 $0 0 1 1 $590,592 6/17/2015
Israel 5/21/2015 $110,500 16 16 89 $433,558 7/14/2015
Italy 5/28/2015 $319,006 261 261 564 $1,012,058 8/11/2015
Japan 10/9/2015 $0 0 70 224 $487,913 11/18/2015
Kenya 5/15/2015 $15,506 11 11 22 $25,854 5/27/2015
Latvia 5/29/2015 $8,453 8 8 8 $8,453 6/2/2015
Lebanon 5/14/2015 $27,097 11 11 21 $78,292 6/17/2015
Lithuania 5/29/2015 $10,566 12 12 16 $25,055 6/25/2015
Malaysia 5/14/2015 $984,288 98 98 410 $2,150,141 7/14/2015
Mexico 8/7/2015 $303,746 0 264 404 $715,438 11/18/2015
Netherlands 5/14/2015 $682,682 69 76 556 $2,376,388 8/18/2015
New Zealand 5/7/2015 $1,195,437 121 121 700 $3,559,394 7/28/2015
Norway 5/22/2015 $269,299 83 85 309 $941,876 7/28/2015
Panama 7/23/2015 $131,249 13 13 13 $133,074 7/28/2015
Peru 5/21/2015 $50,830 29 29 36 $90,123 6/9/2015
Philippines 5/13/2015 $2,109,477 136 139 479 $4,644,512 6/16/2015
Poland 5/15/2015 $49,128 81 81 210 $130,207 6/16/2015
Portugal 5/21/2015 $44,148 42 45 219 $146,242 7/28/2015
Romania 5/29/2015 $18,181 40 40 109 $47,855 7/1/2015
Russia (CIS) 5/14/2015 $145,274 276 276 565 $284,947 6/3/2015
Serbia and Montenegro 5/21/2015 $4,719 14 14 29 $16,292 7/8/2015
Singapore 5/14/2015 $1,027,114 49 49 166 $2,277,299 7/14/2015
Slovakia 5/14/2015 $12,904 45 45 73 $66,295 7/7/2015
Slovenia 5/14/2015 $22,755 10 10 71 $100,459 7/7/2015
South Africa 5/15/2015 $568,413 121 122 677 $2,322,012 7/28/2015
South Korea 5/22/2015 $6,999 5 296 343 $535,394 6/22/2015
Spain 5/22/2015 $960,490 301 308 1573 $2,855,630 7/22/2015
Sweden 5/15/2015 $399,479 75 75 347 $1,000,428 7/28/2015
Switzerland 5/14/2015 $549,827 53 59 359 $1,676,836 8/26/2015
Taiwan 5/15/2015 $1,526,539 81 81 355 $4,393,921 7/7/2015
Thailand 5/14/2015 $113,501 46 46 110 $248,346 7/7/2015
Ukraine 5/14/2015 $35,734 103 103 201 $70,244 7/7/2015
United Arab Emirates 5/14/2015 $229,576 34 34 78 $556,872 6/10/2015
United Kingdom 5/15/2015 $7,894,943 496 541 3224 $26,967,922 8/25/2015
Uruguay 8/20/2015 $2,279 2 2 4 $3,681 9/9/2015
Venezuela 9/4/2015 $210,961 30 30 52 $599,146 9/30/2015
Vietnam 5/15/2015 $38,173 41 42 111 $126,609 6/10/2015
 
Rest of World $661,963
 
International Total$103,209,963 11/18/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/27/20151442,126 442,126$6,592,099$6,592,0994
10/4/20153156,050-65% 598,176$2,336,068$8,928,1675
10/11/2015470,141-55% 668,317$1,051,414$9,979,5816
10/18/2015941,758-40% 710,075$625,952$10,605,5337
10/25/20151520,653-51% 730,728$309,588$10,915,1228
11/1/20151716,717-19% 747,445$250,588$11,165,7099
11/8/20151614,867-11% 762,312$222,856$11,388,56610
11/15/2015251,094-93% 763,406$16,399$11,404,96511
11/22/20152320,217+1,748% 783,623$303,053$11,708,01812
11/29/20158302,453+1,396% 1,086,076$4,201,072$15,909,09013
12/6/20151160,909-80% 1,146,985$620,663$16,529,75314
12/13/20151925,945-57% 1,172,930$386,321$16,916,07415
12/20/20152443,002+66% 1,215,932$605,038$17,521,11216
12/27/20151780,652+88% 1,296,584$1,063,800$18,584,91217
1/3/20161536,703-54% 1,333,287$374,371$18,959,28218

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/27/20151516,097 516,097$9,872,936$9,872,9364
10/4/20154105,123-80% 621,220$2,064,616$11,937,5525
10/11/2015445,121-57% 666,341$891,597$12,829,1496
10/18/2015724,127-47% 690,468$475,786$13,304,9357
10/25/20151410,752-55% 701,220$212,235$13,517,1708
11/29/20155226,627 967,235$2,574,478$16,705,54213
12/6/20151143,490-81% 1,010,725$549,712$17,255,25414
12/27/20152043,840 1,088,279$657,158$18,485,21217

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