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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.
1Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$47,735,743--3,308--$14,430$47,735,7431Paramount
2Atlantis: The Lost Empire$20,342,1056083%3,0113009$6,756$20,671,1161Disney
3Shrek$13,181,745-20%3,317-398$3,974$197,528,7355DreamWorks
4Swordfish$12,725,519-30%2,68810$4,734$22,633,1942Warner Bros.
5Pearl Harbor$9,859,120-33%3,140-115$3,140$160,361,9924Disney
6Evolution$6,614,603-51%2,6132$2,531$25,563,3182DreamWorks
7The Animal$5,804,106-40%2,741-47$2,118$16,253,1573Sony / Columbia
8Moulin Rouge!$5,030,270-34%2,084-199$2,414$36,630,0003Fox
9What's the Worst That Could Happen?$3,007,054-45%1,927-748$1,560$9,199,9973MGM
10The Mummy Returns$2,701,414-43%1,777-763$1,520$193,482,6027Universal