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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, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$46,523,303--3,186--$14,602$46,523,3031Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$34,034,851-27%3,35990$10,132$133,007,7782Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$10,158,428-56%3,0020$3,384$42,531,4002Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$9,327,246-52%3,404-100$2,740$127,893,9073Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$9,134,029--2,236--$4,085$9,134,0291Universal
6Finding Nemo$7,275,444-14%2,480-163$2,934$303,794,5418Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$6,122,892-49%3,205-170$1,910$75,455,9543MGM
8How to Deal$5,809,960--2,319--$2,505$5,809,9601New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,810,937-47%2,261-941$1,686$89,235,1794Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$2,541,660-40%1,310-86$1,940$33,399,1284Fox Searchlight