'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Jul. 13 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 13 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie$3,536,2964%2,508--$1,410$25,631,2911Universal
2Wild Wild West$2,003,5113%3,3420$599$80,509,8512Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$1,215,16114%2,447-181$497$387,469,0758Fox
4South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$933,2172%2,1280$439$37,104,0372Paramount
5Notting Hill$489,69619%1,579-365$310$104,041,6977Universal
6Summer of Sam$459,1111%1,5360$299$14,985,0342Disney