Battle at the Box Office 5/18

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Making more in it’s first weekend than the original made in it’s entire theatrical run, Pitch Perfect 2 easily took the box office and pushed Age of Ultron to third place.  Pitch Perfect 2 made $70.3 million for it’s first weekend out.

Mad Max: Fury Road took second with $44 million, a solid debut for a movie that seems to awesome and insane for mainstream audiences. It’s gotten nearly universal praise, calling it one of the greatest action movies of all time, so it should hopefully be able to stick around with word of mouth.

Age of Ultron took in another $38.8 million and crossed over $327 million for it’s domestic gross and it crossed over the $1 billion mark worldwide.

Comedies Hot Pursuit and Paul Blart 2 rounded out the top 5.

Age of Adaline took a massive tumble in it’s fourth week out, going from third to seventh with $3.2 million.

On the indie side of things, Far from the Maddening Crowd expanded to 289 theaters and took tenth place with $1.3 million.

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