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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Edges Out 'Pitch Perfect 2' for First Place on WednesdayMay 21, 2015 06:50 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports that Mad Max: Fury Road grabbed $3.93 million yesterday as it moved back into first place after yielding to Pitch Perfect 2 on Tuesday. The action franchise revival continues to benefit from strong word of mouth and reviews, and has tallied $59.72 million through its first six days -- 6 percent ahead of 300: Rise of an Empire.

In second place, Pitch Perfect 2 added $3.87 million on Wednesday, giving the smash sequel a domestic total of $83.58 million through six days of release. The film is performing 35 percent ahead of the pace of last year's Neighbors.

Avengers: Age of Ultron claimed third yesterday with $2.33 million for a 46 percent week-to-week drop. The Marvel sequel's domestic haul stands at $380.8 million through 20 days of release, 10 percent ahead of Iron Man 3 and 19 percent behind the first Avengers.

In fourth, Hot Pursuit was off 47 percent from last Wednesday to $0.45 million yesterday. The comedy's total stands at $24.98 million.

Filling out the top five, The Age of Adaline eased 35 percent from last week to $0.33 million on Wednesday. Its total is now $38.07 million.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$12,523,2953%1,400299$8,945$24,714,8352Paramount
2Die Hard 2: Die Harder$10,019,244-31%2,325-108$4,309$46,276,2063Fox
3Arachnophobia$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Disney
4Navy Seals$6,543,832--1,341--$4,880$6,543,8321Orion
5The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$6,055,527-21%1,92322$3,149$13,763,5562Disney
6Days of Thunder$5,537,495-32%2,187-120$2,532$39,904,0834Paramount
7Quick Change$3,268,686-30%1,595-1$2,049$7,969,6462Warner Bros.
8Dick Tracy$3,116,433-35%1,672-141$1,864$62,773,8466Disney
9The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$2,964,496-53%1,26318$2,347$9,338,8872Fox
10Total Recall (1990)$2,154,263-33%1,302-249$1,655$108,571,1968TriStar