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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198821 (May 20 - May 22) - 1988$24,145,445-52%$25,971,575-51%Willow
199321 (May 21 - May 23) - 1993$45,785,181-40%$49,346,316-38%Sliver
201221 (May 25 - May 27) - 2012$144,354,167-32%$153,286,381-31%Men in Black 3
201421 (May 23 - May 25) - 2014$175,346,822-29%$187,232,507-26%X-Men: Days of Future Past
200821 (May 23 - May 25) - 2008$166,567,181-16%$172,261,123-17%Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
201021 (May 21 - May 23) - 2010$141,403,206-16%$150,482,592-15%Shrek Forever After
199821 (May 22 - May 24) - 1998$101,984,854-11%$105,016,324-13%Godzilla (1998)
198521 (May 24 - May 26) - 1985$53,634,176-1%$55,080,889-7%Rambo: First Blood Part II
198621 (May 23 - May 25) - 1986$50,558,711-6%$51,592,395-6%Cobra
200321 (May 23 - May 25) - 2003$158,071,246-5%$169,853,223-4%Bruce Almighty
200121 (May 25 - May 27) - 2001$143,604,4325%$149,204,078-2%Pearl Harbor
200421 (May 21 - May 23) - 2004$161,823,6622%$171,115,7311%Shrek 2
199021 (May 25 - May 27) - 1990$61,209,2052%$63,041,6901%Back to the Future Part III
198721 (May 22 - May 24) - 1987$49,963,359-1%$52,798,8602%Beverly Hills Cop II
200921 (May 22 - May 24) - 2009$168,354,4021%$176,395,0372%Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
199921 (May 21 - May 23) - 1999$99,552,194-2%$110,192,0135%Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
200721 (May 25 - May 27) - 2007$197,497,1616%$206,720,8415%Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
198421 (May 25 - May 27) - 1984$54,080,9174%$59,154,9057%Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
200621 (May 26 - May 28) - 2006$186,922,6726%$196,289,9687%X-Men: The Last Stand
200521 (May 27 - May 29) - 2005$177,023,6199%$183,664,0117%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
199121 (May 24 - May 26) - 1991$59,828,164-2%$68,152,2838%Backdraft
199621 (May 24 - May 26) - 1996$101,916,19417%$103,507,08412%Mission: Impossible
199521 (May 26 - May 28) - 1995$87,183,85111%$92,779,56015%Casper
199721 (May 23 - May 25) - 1997$114,906,79413%$121,055,58217%The Lost World: Jurassic Park
199221 (May 22 - May 24) - 1992$76,562,57728%$79,798,57017%Lethal Weapon 3
200221 (May 24 - May 26) - 2002$165,889,27216%$176,050,86218%Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
200021 (May 26 - May 28) - 2000$137,385,96038%$152,851,90539%Mission: Impossible II
201121 (May 27 - May 29) - 2011$213,344,87651%$223,038,48448%The Hangover Part II
199421 (May 27 - May 29) - 1994$78,251,49971%$80,469,95463%The Flintstones
201321 (May 24 - May 26) - 2013$248,032,67272%$254,680,98666%Fast & Furious 6
198321 (May 27 - May 29) - 1983$51,835,401113%$55,446,444104%Return of the Jedi
198921 (May 26 - May 28) - 1989$59,810,777148%$62,277,204140%Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade