Grosses

'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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic Instinct$15,129,240--1,567--$9,655$15,129,2401TriStar
2Wayne's World$7,667,615-9%1,8780$4,083$48,388,0906Paramount
3My Cousin Vinny$7,209,788-3%1,500273$4,807$14,626,5392Fox
4The Lawnmower Man$3,685,746-31%1,30810$2,818$16,794,4053New Line
5Fried Green Tomatoes$2,897,230-13%1,3292$2,180$46,328,77513Universal
6Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,700,2459%1,157-14$1,470$88,730,20218Disney
7Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$1,653,970-20%1,432-353$1,155$18,476,8055Universal
8Article 99$1,569,658-36%1,2631$1,243$4,031,1272Orion
9The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$1,456,259-22%1,292-137$1,127$50,696,57011Disney
10Medicine Man$1,405,093-27%1,091-99$1,288$31,697,2987Disney