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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.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$22,126,395-53%3,8074$5,812$90,341,2732Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$20,659,341--2,467--$8,374$20,659,3411Disney
3World Trade Center$18,730,434--2,957--$6,334$26,531,6791Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$9,702,844-39%3,3110$2,930$33,717,4592Paramount
5Pulse (2006)$8,205,782--2,323--$3,532$8,205,7821Weinstein / Dimension
6Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$7,237,332-34%2,941-495$2,461$392,431,7796Disney
7Miami Vice$4,706,750-54%2,659-367$1,770$55,271,8563Universal
8The Descent$4,617,688-48%2,0950$2,204$17,543,3212Lionsgate
9Zoom$4,510,133--2,501--$1,803$4,510,1331Sony / Columbia
10Monster House$3,286,242-46%2,434-595$1,350$63,665,5964Sony / Columbia