'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, Jun. 19 - Sun, Jun. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Batman Returns$45,688,774--2,644--$17,280$47,721,8481Warner Bros.
2Sister Act$7,758,639-19%2,07542$3,739$40,431,7764Disney
3Patriot Games$7,722,451-31%2,3960$3,223$37,441,7763Paramount
5Lethal Weapon 3$4,704,475-26%2,205-277$2,134$73,928,8886Warner Bros.
6Far and Away$3,011,850-19%1,746-139$1,725$32,803,0305Universal
7Encino Man$1,616,233-44%1,729-255$935$24,891,9345Disney