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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200020 (May 19 - May 25)$88,122,17413%$172,689,000--Gladiator (2000)
200120 (May 18 - May 24)$93,800,4216%$138,153,000-20%Shrek
200220 (May 17 - May 23)$216,243,131131%$231,603,00068%Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
200320 (May 16 - May 22)$199,882,597-8%$211,036,000-9%The Matrix Reloaded
200420 (May 14 - May 20)$148,653,316-26%$165,228,000-22%Troy
200520 (May 20 - May 26)$216,664,66646%$226,917,00037%Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
200620 (May 19 - May 25)$201,217,079-7%$215,981,000-5%The Da Vinci Code
200720 (May 18 - May 24)$214,294,3796%$229,704,0006%Shrek the Third
200820 (May 16 - May 22)$183,797,028-14%$193,314,000-16%The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
200920 (May 15 - May 21)$178,945,006-3%$194,372,0001%Angels & Demons
201020 (May 14 - May 20)$167,147,929-7%$182,628,000-6%Iron Man 2
201120 (May 20 - May 26)$237,529,31242%$256,747,00041%Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
201220 (May 18 - May 24)$183,458,682-23%$196,432,000-23%Marvel's The Avengers
201320 (May 17 - May 23)$208,678,96014%$220,133,00012%Star Trek Into Darkness
201420 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,2914%$232,214,0005%Godzilla (2014)
201520 (May 15 - May 21)$218,920,6301%$229,248,000-1%Pitch Perfect 2