'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, Sep. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$822,070-2%3,504--$235$16,076,8301Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$800,7763%2,226--$360$11,584,0121Universal
3The Last Kiss (2006)$376,0856%1,357--$277$5,358,9031Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Covenant$314,176-4%2,6810$117$16,431,7432Sony / Screen Gems
5The Illusionist (2006)$304,25716%1,43876$212$23,700,2185Yari Film Group
6Little Miss Sunshine$294,37312%1,436-124$205$46,921,7358Fox Searchlight
7Invincible (2006)$276,60913%2,830-157$98$51,638,1774Disney
10The Protector (2006)$235,312-2%1,5410$153$9,533,8382The Weinstein Company