Grosses

'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 Wed, Mar. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$2,524,289-12%3,316--$761$54,732,3951Fox
2Resident Evil$982,095-21%2,528--$388$21,278,6381Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$856,504-14%2,917--$294$17,815,1381Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$683,117-13%2,95814$231$42,178,5092DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$606,182-14%3,1430$193$54,406,5183Paramount
640 Days and 40 Nights$380,803-16%2,312-87$165$31,027,8293Miramax
7A Beautiful Mind$344,304-10%1,530-263$225$150,258,11411Universal
8All About the Benjamins$315,059-6%1,51914$207$18,757,6832New Line
9John Q.$257,124-8%2,019-363$127$66,006,2285New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$198,642-12%1,101-109$180$294,956,01913New Line