LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Universal sings its way to the top of the box office with over 70 million. A surprise to the industry which was looking to the big budget movie, Mad Max: Fury Road.
For Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian, the weekend is an undisputed success for both studios.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" also made $65 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $109.4 million.
"Each film absolutely found its target audience," Dergarabedian said. "They were running on parallel tracks, and both exceeded expectations by not cannibalizing each other. It was the perfect release strategy for two very different, high-profile films … it really paid off handsomely."
Holdovers "Avengers: Age of Ultron," ''Hot Pursuit" and "Furious 7" claimed the rest of the spots in the top five.
After opening in China six days ago, the "Avengers" sequel brought in $185 million internationally in its fourth weekend. The film has now grossed $1.1 billion globally.
1 Pitch Perfect 2 Universal $70,328,250
2 Mad Max: Fury Road Warner Bros. $44,400,000
3 Avengers: Age Of Ultron Disney $38,837,000
4 Hot Pursuit Warner Bros. $5,780,000
5 Furious 7 Universal $3,647,940
6 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Sony $3,600,000
7 Age Of Adaline, The Lionsgate $3,200,000
8 Home 20th Century Fox $2,700,000
9 Ex Machina A24 Films $2,103,404
10 Far From The Madding Crowd Fox Searchlight $1,300,000