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05.17.2015

Pitch Perfect 2 sings a song of success!

Moviegoers wanted to see another performance by the Barden Bellas this weekend, putting PITCH PERFECT 2 on top at the box office with an estimated $70.3 million!

The PG-13 musical-comedy sequel (with a reported $29 million cost) had the exact opposite opening of the original: in September 2012, PITCH PERFECT opened with $5.1 million on just 335 screens, then expanded wide and slowly made it to a domestic total of $65 million.

It clearly benefited from its expanded fanbase after a lucrative home release and hit soundtrack, leading to a rare case where the first movie's entire total is surpassed in a single weekend by its follow-up (the second AUSTIN POWERS movie also achieved this feat).

Besides the biggest opening for a musical, the feature directing debut of co-star Elizabeth Banks (who previously contributed to the comedy anthology MOVIE 43) marks the second-highest opening for a female director, after FIFTY SHADES OF GREY's $85 million debut.

Anna Kendrick and her harmonious girls received a 69% Rotten Tomatoes critical average (compared to the first movie's 81%) and an 'A-' CinemaScore from audiences. The tuneful ladies have also enchanted another $38 million from overseas crowds.

Opening in second place was MAD MAX: FURY ROAD with $44.4 million. The R-rated post-apocalyptic epic (carrying a $150 million price tag) was wasteland warrior Max Rockatansky's first appearance in three decades, with Tom Hardy stepping into Mel Gibson's leather boots post-THUNDERDOME and Charlize Theron joining him as a fierce accomplice.

FURY ROAD makes the biggest opening weekend for director George Miller, and his bonkers desert chase found almost universal praise from critics (98% on Rotten Tomatoes) and received a 'B+' CinemaScore from crowds. Max also drove away with an additional $65 million from international audiences.

In third place was AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with $38.8 million, relinquishing the box office crown after two weeks on top (one week sooner than AVENGERS, which gave it up to MEN IN BLACK 3 in 2012). Marvel's champions have collected a $372.1 million domestic total to become 2015's highest-grossing release, and have assembled $1.11 billion worldwide so far.

The Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara comedy HOT PURSUIT was in fourth with $5.7 million, down 58% from its opening last weekend. PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 was once again in fifth place with $3.6 million and a domestic total that has more than doubled its reported $30 million cost.

FURIOUS 7 is still idling in the Top 10 after seven weeks in theaters, while THE AGE OF ADELINE slipped past it from a third place slot last weekend. The computer-animated HOME and the A.I. thriller EX MACHINA were near the bottom, and the latest adaptation of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD jumped onto the list in tenth after adding nearly 200 screens. Disney's live-action CINDERELLA and the horror movie UNFRIENDED both exited the chart this week.

Next weekend has a couple of new offerings for the Memorial Day weekend in Disney's sci-fi adventure TOMORROWLAND from THE INCREDIBLES director Brad Bird, and a remake of the 1982 spooker POLTERGEIST.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Pitch Perfect 2 $70.3 M
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2. Mad Max: Fury Road $44.4 M
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3. Avengers: Age of Ultron $38.8 M $372 M
4. Hot Pursuit $5.7 M $23.5 M
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $3.6 M $62.9 M
6. Furious 7 $3.6 M $343.8 M
7. The Age of Adaline $3.2 M $37 M
8. Home $2.7 M $165.6 M
9. Ex Machina $2.1 M $19.5 M
10. Far from the Madding Crowd $1.3 M $2.6 M

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2:47PM on 05/18/2015

I am soooo laughing at some of the comments below.

What was the target audience for Mad Max and Pitch Perfect? Teeny-bopper kids went to see Pitch Perfect and those over a certain age with a specific taste went to see Mad Max. I can't wait to see the moral outrage when Minions cleans up and some of you start shouting "Where were these cinema-goers when Max came out."
Max did great for an opening weekend. I only wish that Dredd had been marketed in a similar fashion so that we could have been looking forward to the likes of Cursed Earth or the
What was the target audience for Mad Max and Pitch Perfect? Teeny-bopper kids went to see Pitch Perfect and those over a certain age with a specific taste went to see Mad Max. I can't wait to see the moral outrage when Minions cleans up and some of you start shouting "Where were these cinema-goers when Max came out."
Max did great for an opening weekend. I only wish that Dredd had been marketed in a similar fashion so that we could have been looking forward to the likes of Cursed Earth or the Dark Judges this summer.
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12:27PM on 05/18/2015
While of course I wished Mad Max would of taken it, I couldn't see that happening with the R rating and what it was up against.

At the same time I ponder why didn't they just go for a PG-13 rating with Mad Max? I can't remember 1 curse word in the movie and the gore(if any?) was minimal. It wasn't much more violent than other PG-13 movies these days and I've seen plenty more PG-13 that had more curse words than this one.

I understand Miller maybe wanted to stay true to the badass of
While of course I wished Mad Max would of taken it, I couldn't see that happening with the R rating and what it was up against.

At the same time I ponder why didn't they just go for a PG-13 rating with Mad Max? I can't remember 1 curse word in the movie and the gore(if any?) was minimal. It wasn't much more violent than other PG-13 movies these days and I've seen plenty more PG-13 that had more curse words than this one.

I understand Miller maybe wanted to stay true to the badass of the originals and keep with the R ratings but maybe it didn't help in this one from a box office standpoint?

Either way, as long as it makes it's money up, I'm all happy for it. Miller already knows it's gotten plenty of appraisals and he should be proud of what he made and how much viewers loved it because in the end, that is all that matters.
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8:40PM on 05/18/2015
Um, if a pregnant woman thrown under a truck and then her dead baby pulled from her carcass isn't much more violent than a PG-13 movie as you say, then I don't know what kind of bestiality/snuff films you're watching
Um, if a pregnant woman thrown under a truck and then her dead baby pulled from her carcass isn't much more violent than a PG-13 movie as you say, then I don't know what kind of bestiality/snuff films you're watching
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9:31AM on 05/18/2015
Unbelievable the so many fan boys are upset over Mad Max not opening at #1. I saw both films this weekend and both had their large audiences. I enjoyed Pitch Perfect 2 (not as good as first but not terrible) and loved Mad Max. However, Pitch Perfect 2 is PG-13 and aimed more towards teenagers and adolescent girls. Hell even waiting in line to get tickets there were moms with their daughters waiting. No way Max was going to overtake that. I think the opening for Mad Max was serviceable and will
Unbelievable the so many fan boys are upset over Mad Max not opening at #1. I saw both films this weekend and both had their large audiences. I enjoyed Pitch Perfect 2 (not as good as first but not terrible) and loved Mad Max. However, Pitch Perfect 2 is PG-13 and aimed more towards teenagers and adolescent girls. Hell even waiting in line to get tickets there were moms with their daughters waiting. No way Max was going to overtake that. I think the opening for Mad Max was serviceable and will hopefully hold up well in the next couple weeks. Just because the film didn't open at #1 doesn't mean PP2 is better or that audiences didn't go out to support Max.
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8:54AM on 05/18/2015

Women choose musical comedy over 2 hour feminist screed

"For all the critics’ furious attempts to make Fury Road a smash, it was trumped at the box office by — wait for it — Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to a cute little musical about a college girls a cappella singing group. Women showed up in droves for the picture because they preferred a song-fest to slam-bang action.

Because they’re women. Which is a good thing."

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"For all the critics’ furious attempts to make Fury Road a smash, it was trumped at the box office by — wait for it — Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to a cute little musical about a college girls a cappella singing group. Women showed up in droves for the picture because they preferred a song-fest to slam-bang action.

Because they’re women. Which is a good thing."

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12:18AM on 05/18/2015
Meh. While I wish "Mad Max" would've dominated the box office, but it's certainly not out of the fight yet. I can see this following the trajectory of such movies like Kingsmen, Casino Royale, etc., movies who got beat out by family-friendlier fare but manages to make steady money through word-of-mouth.
Meh. While I wish "Mad Max" would've dominated the box office, but it's certainly not out of the fight yet. I can see this following the trajectory of such movies like Kingsmen, Casino Royale, etc., movies who got beat out by family-friendlier fare but manages to make steady money through word-of-mouth.
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11:54PM on 05/17/2015
Some people on this site take the box office ratings too personally. Yeah, Mad Max was awesome and would have been nice to see it at #1, but I don't care if a decent female comedy film beats it. Let's face it, this is probably the first big movie for older female teens/young women to come out this year (with Cinderella being more for kids and 50 Shades for adults). We've had several films for the guys already (Kingmen, Furious 7, Avengers, etc.).
Some people on this site take the box office ratings too personally. Yeah, Mad Max was awesome and would have been nice to see it at #1, but I don't care if a decent female comedy film beats it. Let's face it, this is probably the first big movie for older female teens/young women to come out this year (with Cinderella being more for kids and 50 Shades for adults). We've had several films for the guys already (Kingmen, Furious 7, Avengers, etc.).
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10:28PM on 05/17/2015
Hmmm let me see... The number 1 film in the U.S. is a hugely successful and quite well reviewed sequel that has an entirely female cast and is directed BY a woman, and right behind it in the number 2 spot is a critically acclaimed action film that has great female characters and strong feminist themes in it. Why is this a bad thing, fanboys? If anything, having these two films at the top two spots is a massive win for women actors/filmmakers in Hollywood! :-D
Hmmm let me see... The number 1 film in the U.S. is a hugely successful and quite well reviewed sequel that has an entirely female cast and is directed BY a woman, and right behind it in the number 2 spot is a critically acclaimed action film that has great female characters and strong feminist themes in it. Why is this a bad thing, fanboys? If anything, having these two films at the top two spots is a massive win for women actors/filmmakers in Hollywood! :-D
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9:40PM on 05/17/2015

What's with all the complains?!

OK, so MAD MAX 4 is better than PITCH PERFECT 2, but that doesn't mean the latter is bad. I haven't seen either movie yet, I'm just going by the reviews and 70% is pretty good. Considering how many weeks a year a bad movie is #1 and considering how many weeks a year a good movie is at #1 but followed by 1 or more bad movies, this is good news.
OK, so MAD MAX 4 is better than PITCH PERFECT 2, but that doesn't mean the latter is bad. I haven't seen either movie yet, I'm just going by the reviews and 70% is pretty good. Considering how many weeks a year a bad movie is #1 and considering how many weeks a year a good movie is at #1 but followed by 1 or more bad movies, this is good news.
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4:16AM on 05/18/2015
Pitch Perfect 2 was okay. We went in to see it after Mad Max (my daughter got to pick one, I got the other). It was a pretty solid step down from the first (way less fun, and tons of repeating entire segments of the plot from the first one). The music was pretty spectacular (the German group was unbelievably good....I'm still wondering if it was possible that they really did that a capella).

The first was such a great surprise and an easily rewatchable movie, while this was more of a
Pitch Perfect 2 was okay. We went in to see it after Mad Max (my daughter got to pick one, I got the other). It was a pretty solid step down from the first (way less fun, and tons of repeating entire segments of the plot from the first one). The music was pretty spectacular (the German group was unbelievably good....I'm still wondering if it was possible that they really did that a capella).

The first was such a great surprise and an easily rewatchable movie, while this was more of a one-off.
9:16PM on 05/17/2015
LOL, called it! Blame yourselves fanboys! Hate to rub it in really, just get your lonely asses back to the theatres & watch it again instead of whining all the time. How can Mad Max not have strong word of mouth iif it's getting all these rave reviews?
LOL, called it! Blame yourselves fanboys! Hate to rub it in really, just get your lonely asses back to the theatres & watch it again instead of whining all the time. How can Mad Max not have strong word of mouth iif it's getting all these rave reviews?
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8:47PM on 05/17/2015
Wow. I'm stunned MM didn't come in first.
Wow. I'm stunned MM didn't come in first.
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8:39PM on 05/17/2015
Stop complaining Mad Max didn't get #1 and just rest easy knowing it put up good numbers and will have legs. Don't get angry or act surprised when teenage girls and soccer moms spend their money on a movie that obviously would appeal more to them. Just want to slap the shit out of you.
Stop complaining Mad Max didn't get #1 and just rest easy knowing it put up good numbers and will have legs. Don't get angry or act surprised when teenage girls and soccer moms spend their money on a movie that obviously would appeal more to them. Just want to slap the shit out of you.
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7:37PM on 05/17/2015
Wow, Pitch Perfect 2 beats Mad Max and The Avengers? Didn't see that coming at all.
Wow, Pitch Perfect 2 beats Mad Max and The Avengers? Didn't see that coming at all.
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7:35PM on 05/17/2015
Once again the American movie going audience has a lot to answer for.
Hopefully word of mouth will keep Max going just like Kingsman earlier this year.
Truth be told though the original Mad Max was a huge hit everywhere but the US and Road Warrior did even better overseas too.
Once again the American movie going audience has a lot to answer for.
Hopefully word of mouth will keep Max going just like Kingsman earlier this year.
Truth be told though the original Mad Max was a huge hit everywhere but the US and Road Warrior did even better overseas too.
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11:14PM on 05/17/2015
Why does the american going audience have anything to answer for? Pitch Perfect was a very good film. It's only normal that people want to see the sequel. Plus, it has a broader audience. Normal for it to have more people going to see it.
Why does the american going audience have anything to answer for? Pitch Perfect was a very good film. It's only normal that people want to see the sequel. Plus, it has a broader audience. Normal for it to have more people going to see it.
6:51PM on 05/17/2015

Let's face it...

An R-rated action film in a series whose last film was thirty years ago (and that's before you get into how divisive Mel Gibson is) was never going to beat a PG-13 comedy that followed on from a hit film from just three years ago. Pitch Perfect had a much larger "built-in" audience than Mad Max could dream of. We should be applauding the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road, an excellent, hard-R action flick, made huge cash in its first weekend rather than bombing like Dredd did, not complaining that
An R-rated action film in a series whose last film was thirty years ago (and that's before you get into how divisive Mel Gibson is) was never going to beat a PG-13 comedy that followed on from a hit film from just three years ago. Pitch Perfect had a much larger "built-in" audience than Mad Max could dream of. We should be applauding the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road, an excellent, hard-R action flick, made huge cash in its first weekend rather than bombing like Dredd did, not complaining that it didn't pull in your usual Marvel numbers (or, more to the point, Pitch Perfect 2 numbers).

Oh, and for the record, Mad Max: Fury Road was awesome. You can read my full review here:
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6:54PM on 05/17/2015
I agree... other than that "huge cash" part. Granted, it's a big opening for a gritty R-rated action flick, there's no denying that... but it does seem not big enough for a $150 million gritty R-rated action flick
I agree... other than that "huge cash" part. Granted, it's a big opening for a gritty R-rated action flick, there's no denying that... but it does seem not big enough for a $150 million gritty R-rated action flick
8:51PM on 05/17/2015
I'm still waiting on that Dredd sequel. Something tells me it's not going to happen.
I'm still waiting on that Dredd sequel. Something tells me it's not going to happen.
6:50PM on 05/17/2015
Those of you complaining about who was number one...I hope you know you sound like a bunch of butthurt whiny 8 year old girls?
Those of you complaining about who was number one...I hope you know you sound like a bunch of butthurt whiny 8 year old girls?
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6:44PM on 05/17/2015

Ridiculous!!!!!

This crap beats out Mad Max, what the hell is happening here? Well I guess it does really pay off to make crappy movies PG-13.
This crap beats out Mad Max, what the hell is happening here? Well I guess it does really pay off to make crappy movies PG-13.
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8:32PM on 05/17/2015
Gotta look at the bigger picture. It made 109 million opening weekend. What do you expect from a movie like this? I LOVED it but the movie is crazy weird and out there. Thats not a bad thing but most moviegoers nowadays are not interested in this stuff any more. At least not here in the America. It sucks but its the truth. The movie cost 150 million. It will make that back within a week or two. Also, It hasn't been released in some countries. I'm sure this movie will stick around for a bit and
Gotta look at the bigger picture. It made 109 million opening weekend. What do you expect from a movie like this? I LOVED it but the movie is crazy weird and out there. Thats not a bad thing but most moviegoers nowadays are not interested in this stuff any more. At least not here in the America. It sucks but its the truth. The movie cost 150 million. It will make that back within a week or two. Also, It hasn't been released in some countries. I'm sure this movie will stick around for a bit and then Blu Ray sales will be high. The target audience loved it and it made 109 Million opening weekend.
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6:26PM on 05/17/2015
Ugh, should have been # 1. But, Mad Max should hold up pretty well next weekend. Tomorrowland reviews are coming and they're dissapointing and Poltergeist is gonna bomb and has no buzz.
Ugh, should have been # 1. But, Mad Max should hold up pretty well next weekend. Tomorrowland reviews are coming and they're dissapointing and Poltergeist is gonna bomb and has no buzz.
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6:18PM on 05/17/2015
Still better than when Pacific Rim got beat by Grown Ups 2.
Still better than when Pacific Rim got beat by Grown Ups 2.
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6:07PM on 05/17/2015

Pitch Perfect #1?!?!

I'm in shock right now. I know they target different demographics, but how did they beat out Max?! Mad Max was so cool! For a movie with almost non-stop action, you never tire from it, you want more! And I love how he didn't bother to give stuff needless background, basically treated you like Max, seeing everything for the first time and just letting you experience it. it was such a bold way to make a movie, I wish it came in first, it really deserves it! I hope this isn't another Edge of
I'm in shock right now. I know they target different demographics, but how did they beat out Max?! Mad Max was so cool! For a movie with almost non-stop action, you never tire from it, you want more! And I love how he didn't bother to give stuff needless background, basically treated you like Max, seeing everything for the first time and just letting you experience it. it was such a bold way to make a movie, I wish it came in first, it really deserves it! I hope this isn't another Edge of Tomorrow, great movie widely overlooked by the masses. I really hope we get another "sequel". Even if Max just drives to the next colony and does the same exact thing lol, as long as Miller is at the helm I'll be there opening weekend again! Mad Max: fury road 10/10. If you haven't seen it, go now! If you were one of the people that chose Pitch Perfect 2 over Mad Max, make a doctors appointment asap, you need to have your head examined ;)-
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6:14PM on 05/17/2015
A PG-13 family picture vs a hard R action flick... do the math, it's not that difficult to see why Pitch Perfect won.

And really, these two movies weren't competing against each other. Pitch Perfect 2 "winning" is completely irrelevant. You shouldn't look at PP2 to grade the success of Mad Max. If MM earned 20 more million it still would have lost to PP2 but we could have been talking about a successful film.
A PG-13 family picture vs a hard R action flick... do the math, it's not that difficult to see why Pitch Perfect won.

And really, these two movies weren't competing against each other. Pitch Perfect 2 "winning" is completely irrelevant. You shouldn't look at PP2 to grade the success of Mad Max. If MM earned 20 more million it still would have lost to PP2 but we could have been talking about a successful film.
6:33PM on 05/17/2015
I get what you're saying, but I wanted it to smash into #1 with authority. There have been plenty of R rated flicks to open number one, and after seeing this I believe it deserved to do better. Matrix 2 opened to like 250, this deserved a lot better than 44, no matter how you look at it.
I get what you're saying, but I wanted it to smash into #1 with authority. There have been plenty of R rated flicks to open number one, and after seeing this I believe it deserved to do better. Matrix 2 opened to like 250, this deserved a lot better than 44, no matter how you look at it.
6:44PM on 05/17/2015
Matrix 2 was an almost immediate sequel to a popcultural phenomenon... plus, it happened over 10 years ago

Fury Road is a sequel/prequel to a mostly dissapointing 30 year old movie. (I actually liked Beyond Thunderdome but a lot of people didn't)

Two completely different stories. Like I said, the closest things you can compare Mad Max to is Dredd and MM at least did a lot better than that film.
Matrix 2 was an almost immediate sequel to a popcultural phenomenon... plus, it happened over 10 years ago

Fury Road is a sequel/prequel to a mostly dissapointing 30 year old movie. (I actually liked Beyond Thunderdome but a lot of people didn't)

Two completely different stories. Like I said, the closest things you can compare Mad Max to is Dredd and MM at least did a lot better than that film.
7:15PM on 05/17/2015
Come to think of it... there is one more similar modern film to Mad Max that actually ended up successfully - Prometheus. And it also opened up in second place with only $51 million, just 7 more than MM.

So there's still hope for Max if it can have a similar, long run like Prometheus.
Come to think of it... there is one more similar modern film to Mad Max that actually ended up successfully - Prometheus. And it also opened up in second place with only $51 million, just 7 more than MM.

So there's still hope for Max if it can have a similar, long run like Prometheus.
4:44AM on 05/18/2015
The first matrix was hardly a phenomenon, did around 80-90 mil if I remember. And all I said was I was disappointed it didn't come in first, because it definitely deserved it. Firmly believe this one will have legs, it's too good to just fade away.

Also, I'm with you, I loved 3, couldve edited out the lost boys scene, but it's not the end of the world.
The first matrix was hardly a phenomenon, did around 80-90 mil if I remember. And all I said was I was disappointed it didn't come in first, because it definitely deserved it. Firmly believe this one will have legs, it's too good to just fade away.

Also, I'm with you, I loved 3, couldve edited out the lost boys scene, but it's not the end of the world.
6:20AM on 05/18/2015
The first Matrix was a huge phenomenon! Absolutely no one knew anything about it but as soon as it left the theatres people went crazy for it. Why do you think part 2 earned so much? It's because people were so crazy for part 1, they were just late to the party. I remember when they were talking about Roloaded's premiere on the news! It was a huge event. People were insanely hyped for it but because it was a sequel to Matrix.

Btw it made $460 million worldwide... but started with just a $27
The first Matrix was a huge phenomenon! Absolutely no one knew anything about it but as soon as it left the theatres people went crazy for it. Why do you think part 2 earned so much? It's because people were so crazy for part 1, they were just late to the party. I remember when they were talking about Roloaded's premiere on the news! It was a huge event. People were insanely hyped for it but because it was a sequel to Matrix.

Btw it made $460 million worldwide... but started with just a $27 million opening weekend. People kept coming back and back and back. So yeah, even financially it was a pretty big hit thanks to the word of mouth.
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6:02PM on 05/17/2015

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People who are angry at the studio, the marketing department or even Pitch Perfect 2 are way overexaggerating. The studio picked a pretty decent slot for Mad Max (well Tomorrowland coming up next week is a bad sign for Max). It has no competition this weekend! Pitch Perfect 2 is targeted at a COMPLETELY different demographic so most people who went to see it, wouldn't even have come to see Mad Max in the first place... and the people who are interested in both movies (like me) probably go to
People who are angry at the studio, the marketing department or even Pitch Perfect 2 are way overexaggerating. The studio picked a pretty decent slot for Mad Max (well Tomorrowland coming up next week is a bad sign for Max). It has no competition this weekend! Pitch Perfect 2 is targeted at a COMPLETELY different demographic so most people who went to see it, wouldn't even have come to see Mad Max in the first place... and the people who are interested in both movies (like me) probably go to see multiple movies at the cinema. The marketing for Mad Max was great as well - it had AWESOME trailers that got people talking.

The fact of the matter is, Mad Max probably earned as much as it could have nowadays... being a grim, dystopian R-rated action flick, based on a brand that's old and hasn't been used in a long time. The last time a good movie like that opened, it bombed horribly (Dredd). Mad Max at least had a decent window and marketing but still, it quite honestly made probably as much as possible. Actually, it made more than I thought it would. I thought it would lose to Avengers (and it probably would have if that one hadn't been a dissapointment).

People just don't go to serious, grim hard R action films. They go to R-rated comedies, they might go to a comedic action flick (like Kingsman) but the times of blockbuster R-rated films like Terminator 2 or Aliens are over. Face it, it's been like this for a long time. I'm not saying that it's good, I'm actually saying that this is terrible but that's the reality we live in.

But who knows, maybe it will have Batman Begins levels of legs and will earn enough money to warrant a sequel. 350 mil, combined with the great reviews it's been getting should be enough. The question is can it have legs against Tomorrowland coming up next and San Andreas the week after? Sadly, I'm not so sure it can.

Side note, I'm happy for Pitch Perfect 2. I haven't seen it yet but I really dug the first one and I heard the sequel is pretty fun as well.
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5:04PM on 05/17/2015
Proof that the average moviegoer is a fucking moron!
Proof that the average moviegoer is a fucking moron!
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5:51PM on 05/17/2015
Amen to that.
Amen to that.
4:38PM on 05/17/2015
I was angry over this, but imagining Charlize Theron smashing in Rebel Wilson's teeth made me feel better.
I was angry over this, but imagining Charlize Theron smashing in Rebel Wilson's teeth made me feel better.
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6:56PM on 05/17/2015
Then again, I'm sure Rebel Wilson can buy herself new teeth with all that Pitch Perfect 2 money ;)
Then again, I'm sure Rebel Wilson can buy herself new teeth with all that Pitch Perfect 2 money ;)
4:30PM on 05/17/2015
Mad Max did well guys, Warner Bros. are probably thrilled with those numbers. Have to keep the rating and overseas totals in mind. Hope this means we'll get another one so we can ride eternal on the skyways of Valhalla once more!
Mad Max did well guys, Warner Bros. are probably thrilled with those numbers. Have to keep the rating and overseas totals in mind. Hope this means we'll get another one so we can ride eternal on the skyways of Valhalla once more!
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4:13PM on 05/17/2015
People need to realize that Fury Road is not a movie for everyone. I absolutely loved it but that doesn't mean the average moviegoer will. Of course Pitch Perfect 2 was going to take the weekend. Not a doubt in my mind. And 44.4 Million isn't bad when you also consider that it took an additional $65 million overseas. 109 million is a good weekend. People will still see it again. It will stick around for a while. I'm just happy it didn't flop.
People need to realize that Fury Road is not a movie for everyone. I absolutely loved it but that doesn't mean the average moviegoer will. Of course Pitch Perfect 2 was going to take the weekend. Not a doubt in my mind. And 44.4 Million isn't bad when you also consider that it took an additional $65 million overseas. 109 million is a good weekend. People will still see it again. It will stick around for a while. I'm just happy it didn't flop.
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3:58PM on 05/17/2015

If I read this right...

Pitch Perfect 2 opened to #1 in America, but Fury Road took #1 in the worldwide box office by just over a million dollars.
Pitch Perfect 2 opened to #1 in America, but Fury Road took #1 in the worldwide box office by just over a million dollars.
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3:14PM on 05/17/2015
What a shame! I'm thinking mad max will have some legs and stick around. They should've released mad max before fast 7 or released it after. It would've opened much better.
What a shame! I'm thinking mad max will have some legs and stick around. They should've released mad max before fast 7 or released it after. It would've opened much better.
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3:13PM on 05/17/2015
Disappointed to see Mad Max at #2 and not finding its full audience potential this weekend. Believe me I wish I had time to see this a second time today. I guess people would rather watch a silly comedy sequel with tasteless fat woman jokes and bad music.
Disappointed to see Mad Max at #2 and not finding its full audience potential this weekend. Believe me I wish I had time to see this a second time today. I guess people would rather watch a silly comedy sequel with tasteless fat woman jokes and bad music.
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3:13PM on 05/17/2015

Far From the...

MADDING Crowd. (Not maddening)
MADDING Crowd. (Not maddening)
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2:56PM on 05/17/2015
Keep in mind that the original Road Warrior opened #4 at the box office, and was beat by Porky's (in it's 10th weekend!). 30 years later, and nothing has really changed. Stupid comedies aimed at teens will always dominated the box office because they are the majority of people who see movies, and always have been.
Keep in mind that the original Road Warrior opened #4 at the box office, and was beat by Porky's (in it's 10th weekend!). 30 years later, and nothing has really changed. Stupid comedies aimed at teens will always dominated the box office because they are the majority of people who see movies, and always have been.
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2:56PM on 05/17/2015
Look I loke Anna Kendrick and I love Elizabeth Banks even more but there is NO reason why Mad Max should be anything other than number one. "But this movies for music lovers." Mad MAx has a guitar player on a truck full of amps with a guitar that shoots fire. It wins even on the music front.

I suppose we should just be happy it beat Avengers 2.
Look I loke Anna Kendrick and I love Elizabeth Banks even more but there is NO reason why Mad Max should be anything other than number one. "But this movies for music lovers." Mad MAx has a guitar player on a truck full of amps with a guitar that shoots fire. It wins even on the music front.

I suppose we should just be happy it beat Avengers 2.
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2:45PM on 05/17/2015
We all know Mad Max should've been #1 but those are actually great numbers for an R rated apocalypse film. It's certainly not family oriented unlike Avengers so it definitely had that competition. Plus word of mouth on this masterpiece will help for sure. Seeing it again next week!
We all know Mad Max should've been #1 but those are actually great numbers for an R rated apocalypse film. It's certainly not family oriented unlike Avengers so it definitely had that competition. Plus word of mouth on this masterpiece will help for sure. Seeing it again next week!
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2:33PM on 05/17/2015
Mad Max: Fury Road should have been # 1, fantastic movie. Word of mouth should keep it around for the next few weeks.
Mad Max: Fury Road should have been # 1, fantastic movie. Word of mouth should keep it around for the next few weeks.
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2:31PM on 05/17/2015
MM:FR box office performance reminds me of Edge of Tomorrow and Pacific Rim
MM:FR box office performance reminds me of Edge of Tomorrow and Pacific Rim
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6:12PM on 05/17/2015
You had me until "and pacific rim"
You had me until "and pacific rim"
2:04PM on 05/17/2015

WTF

What the fuck is wrong with you people out there. Really!! Pitch Perfect is #1 over Mad Max!! This fucking world is so fucking doomed. OK people lets go watch a dumb ass Australian Fat woman fall down and hurt herself over amazing and awesome action sequences with a 1000 times better plot. pfft.
What the fuck is wrong with you people out there. Really!! Pitch Perfect is #1 over Mad Max!! This fucking world is so fucking doomed. OK people lets go watch a dumb ass Australian Fat woman fall down and hurt herself over amazing and awesome action sequences with a 1000 times better plot. pfft.
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2:24PM on 05/17/2015
You people? I think the people who went to see Pitch Perfect don't visit this site. A rated R movie isn't going to compete against a teeny bopper flick.
You people? I think the people who went to see Pitch Perfect don't visit this site. A rated R movie isn't going to compete against a teeny bopper flick.
3:16PM on 05/17/2015
Very true dkev. The studio should've known better than to release it on the same weekend as this crap. Before or after fast 7 would've been ideal.
Very true dkev. The studio should've known better than to release it on the same weekend as this crap. Before or after fast 7 would've been ideal.
4:36PM on 05/17/2015
Angry much? I'm pretty sure most people on this site seen Mad Max and not Pitch Perfect. Mad Max appealed to Film fans. Pitch Perfect appealed to everyone else. Do you really think a 15 year old girl is going to see Mad Max over a trendy musical? A movie doesn't have to be number 1 at the box office to be good. It will make its money back and then some. Plus Blu Ray sales with be high
Angry much? I'm pretty sure most people on this site seen Mad Max and not Pitch Perfect. Mad Max appealed to Film fans. Pitch Perfect appealed to everyone else. Do you really think a 15 year old girl is going to see Mad Max over a trendy musical? A movie doesn't have to be number 1 at the box office to be good. It will make its money back and then some. Plus Blu Ray sales with be high
4:37PM on 05/17/2015
Don't blame the World, blame our country...
Don't blame the World, blame our country...
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