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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.
1The Silence of the Lambs$7,656,361-14%1,60014$4,785$42,684,8955Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$4,711,855-23%1,54523$3,050$41,920,6986Fox
3The Hard Way$4,010,555-36%1,6275$2,465$10,312,0252Universal
4The Perfect Weapon$3,934,572--1,229--$3,201$3,934,5721Paramount
5The Doors$3,265,512-46%1,23632$2,642$18,431,2923TriStar
6Dances with Wolves$2,816,640-17%1,545-27$1,823$97,586,53717Orion
7Home Alone$2,731,894-18%1,413-177$1,933$169,856,33618Fox
8King Ralph$1,920,600-35%1,455-178$1,320$22,592,2805Universal
9Shipwrecked$1,919,066-37%1,311-82$1,464$8,833,4913Disney