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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, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Phone Booth$15,021,905--2,481--$6,055$15,021,9051Fox
2What a Girl Wants$11,434,359--2,964--$3,858$11,434,3591Warner Bros.
3A Man Apart$11,019,224--2,459--$4,481$11,019,2241New Line
4Head of State$8,578,271-36%2,1554$3,981$25,160,8772DreamWorks
5Bringing Down the House$8,317,174-33%2,9100$2,858$111,136,5065Disney
6The Core$6,181,413-49%3,0192$2,048$20,802,2212Paramount
7Basic$5,375,666-53%2,8760$1,869$20,011,5612Sony / Columbia
8Chicago$5,103,406-29%2,395-306$2,131$151,989,58015Miramax
9Agent Cody Banks$3,626,597-44%2,331-455$1,556$40,007,3594MGM
10Piglet's Big Movie$2,800,968-43%2,021-63$1,386$16,749,5933Disney