'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 Thu, Jul. 5 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 5 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 2$5,262,420-40%3,220--$1,634$14,013,1270Miramax / Dimension
2Cats & Dogs$5,025,164-44%3,040--$1,653$14,048,7600Warner Bros.
3A.I. Artificial Intelligence$2,885,211-44%3,242--$890$45,537,0501Warner Bros.
4The Fast and the Furious$2,450,207-7%2,72395$900$89,100,1012Universal
5Dr. Dolittle 2$2,006,082-30%3,0534$657$21,963,2882Fox
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$1,502,439-30%3,34937$449$62,522,7373Paramount
8Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,157,503-30%3,030-41$382$33,048,2473Disney
9Baby Boy$861,110-32%1,53360$562$7,363,1731Sony / Columbia