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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.
1Superbad$33,052,117--2,948--$11,212$33,052,1171Sony / Columbia
2Rush Hour 3$21,353,361--3,7780$5,652$87,680,1122New Line
3The Bourne Ultimatum$19,875,634--3,70115$5,370$164,695,4133Universal
4The Simpsons Movie$6,828,174--3,162-390$2,159$165,271,8014Fox
5The Invasion$5,953,253--2,776--$2,145$5,953,2531Warner Bros.
6Stardust$5,652,322--2,56525$2,204$19,496,3822Paramount
7Hairspray (2007)$4,502,455--2,389-416$1,885$100,818,7945New Line
8Underdog$3,848,526--2,551-462$1,509$31,928,5673Disney
9Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,656,513--1,955-630$1,870$278,765,0236Warner Bros.
10I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$3,602,272--2,258-541$1,595$110,487,8505Universal