'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 Mon, May. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$11,512,245-67%4,163--$2,765$140,495,7121DreamWorks
2Troy$2,816,648-58%3,4110$826$88,776,5612Warner Bros.
3Van Helsing$1,059,132-65%3,418-162$310$101,585,5543Universal
4Mean Girls$726,975-60%3,05439$238$65,437,8534Paramount
5Man on Fire (2004)$432,270-60%2,104-546$205$69,895,0955Fox
613 Going on 30$276,328-60%2,028-628$136$52,354,7305Sony / Columbia
7Breakin' All the Rules$245,436-67%1,3180$186$9,300,3562Sony / Screen Gems
8New York Minute$132,110-68%2,360-646$56$12,754,5053Warner Bros.
9Laws of Attraction$94,395-58%1,010-993$93$16,958,5564New Line