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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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Medicine Man$8,494,271--1,304--$6,514$8,494,2711Disney
2The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$6,469,602-20%1,7590$3,678$30,272,7645Disney
3Final Analysis$6,411,441--1,504--$4,263$6,411,4411Warner Bros.
4Fried Green Tomatoes$6,157,290-8%1,229181$5,010$19,729,7407Universal
5Shining Through$3,678,566-43%1,4331$2,567$10,085,3952Fox
6Father of the Bride (1991)$2,786,032-27%1,645-49$1,694$49,123,3058Disney
7Grand Canyon$2,461,245-32%1,2230$2,012$19,305,0757Fox
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$2,309,007-30%1,580-68$1,461$75,866,54312Disney
9JFK$2,308,799-28%1,351-44$1,709$39,022,5758Warner Bros.
10Hook$2,102,434-35%1,598-238$1,316$109,919,8919TriStar