After two weekends as reining champion, “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” have dethroned the Avengers.
The highly anticipated “Pitch Perfect 2” destroyed projections, out singing the competition to a stelar $70.3 million! Projections on Thursday and Friday has both of the new releases earning around $40 million. To give readers the enormity of this accomplishment, the first movie only made $65 million during its entire run.
The film scored a very good $20.2 K theater average from the 3,473 theaters in the United States. If these numbers hold steady when official number are released by Universal on Monday, “Pitch Perfect 2” will become the second highest debut for a female director, ahead of the first “Twilight” film.
This is yet another score for the women of Hollywood! With the massive success of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, and now “Pitch Perfect 2”, hopefully the women of Hollywood will finally get the respect the deserve.
Racing into the number two spot this weekend is Warner Bros. “Mad Max: Fury Road” with an estimated $44.4 million. After 30 years, countless delays and a budget that ballooned to $150 million, there was a lot riding on this movie being a success and this seems to be a good start.
In third place, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ fell 50% to an estimated $38.3 million. The superhero film has now passed the billion dollars mark at the international box office, earning $1.14 billion.