#BOXOFFICE: “PITCH PERFECT” HITS HIGH NOTE IN DEBUT
PITCH PERFECT 2 hits a high note with a stellar debut at the Box Office! The Musical-Comedy picks-up where its Predecessor left-off in 2012, earning $64 million from 3,473 theatres in its opening for Universal Pictures. In comparison, its Installment, opened wide with $15 million only. Critics gave it a solid 68% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
Despite big expectations of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, it opens in second with a still-impressive $43 million for Warner Bros., from 3,702 theatres. This latest Chapter in a Franchise directed by George Miller which dates all the way back to 1980, is winning over Critics abound with an outstanding 98% on the Tomatometer and a B+ from Audiences. By comparison, the first Film in the Mad Max Series back in 1980 would go-on to gross $8.7 million, while Sequel Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome would earn $36 million in its run in 1985.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in its third week still is going strong with $37 million for Disney/Marvel. In three weeks it has made a whopping $370 million domestically.
HOT PURSUIT is a distant fourth with $5.6 million for Warner Bros., now earning $26 million in its two weeks out thus far.
FURIOUS 7 is in fifth this weekend with $3.5 million in its seventh week out, now grossing $343 million.
Acclaimed Sci-Fi Flick EX_MACHINA is in ninth spot this weekend with $2 million for A24 Films/Mongrel Media, nearing the $20 million mark domestically.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million for Fox Searchlight.