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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.
1Panic Room$18,244,157-39%3,0530$5,976$58,528,6802Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$14,005,056--2,717--$5,155$14,005,0561Fox
3Ice Age$13,564,818-25%3,200-133$4,239$140,658,5114Fox
4The Rookie (2002)$11,705,083-27%2,52413$4,638$34,949,1502Disney
5Blade II$7,476,255-43%2,561-146$2,919$67,779,3453New Line
6National Lampoon's Van Wilder$7,302,913--2,022--$3,612$7,302,9131Artisan
7Clockstoppers$7,284,214-28%2,56323$2,842$22,452,4402Paramount
8E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$3,567,799-42%2,478-529$1,440$30,734,5843Universal
9Big Trouble$3,545,283--1,961--$1,808$3,545,2831Disney
10We Were Soldiers$2,536,701-32%1,740-306$1,458$70,853,8336Paramount