'Pitch Perfect 2' Leads Weekend Box Office, Earns Biggest Film Musical Opening Ever


'Pitch Perfect 2' Leads Weekend Box Office, Earns Biggest Film Musical Opening Ever


The sequel of the Elizabeth Banks-directed flick earned an estimated $70.3 million, surpassing 'High School Musical 3' to become the biggest movie musical opening of all time.
"Pitch Perfect 2" has debuted with an estimated $70.3 million at the North American box office, beating "Mad Max: Fury Road". It surpassed "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" to become the biggest movie musical opening of all time. The sequel earned more in its first weekend than the first "Pitch Perfect" entire total of $65 million.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" debuted in second place with an estimated $44.4 million in North America. Internationally, the R-rated, post-apocalyptic movie beat "Pitch Perfect 2" overall with $65 million, putting its global debut at $109.4 million. The Elizabeth Banks-directed film, meanwhile, earned an estimated $38.1 million internationally for a world total of $108.4 million.

Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and newest addition Hailee Steinfeld, "Pitch Perfect 2" also marked the highest domestic opening ever for a first-time director. Three-quarters of ticket buyers were female and mostly were under 25.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron", meanwhile, snagged the third place with approximately $38.8 million in its third week, bringing its global total to nearly $1.143 billion and making it the eighth highest-grossing movie of all time. "Hot Pursuit" followed behind with an estimated $5.7 million while "Furious 7" landed fifth with approximately $3.6 million in its seventh weekend.

  1. "Pitch Perfect 2" - $70.3 million
  2. "Mad Max: Fury Road" - $44.4 million
  3. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - $38.8 million
  4. "Hot Pursuit" - $5.7 million
  5. "Furious 7" - $3.6 million
  6. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" - $3.6 million
  7. "The Age of Adaline" - $3.2 million
  8. "Home (2015)" - $2.7 million
  9. "Ex Machina (2015)" - $2.1 million
  10. "Far from the Madding Crowd" - $1.3 million


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