HOLLYWOOD—It is official, the summer box-office will be a competition till the end of August. The sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” singed its way to the top spot with an impressive $70.3 million. That number far exceeds the domestic gross of its predecessor. It’s a safe bet that the film will indeed cross the $150-$200 million mark at the box-office.
Landing in the #2 spot was the action-thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road” with $44.4 million. The movie has received stellar reviews from critics and moviegoers are fans also. That is an impressive debut for an R-rated movie. The word of mouth buzz should work well going into the Memorial Day weekend. Losing its crown as the titan of the box-office, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” still managed to bring in $38.8 million in its third week, edging the movie even closer to the $400 million mark.
The comedy “Hot Pursuit” nabbed the #4 spot with $5.8 million. Its safe to say this movie might just barely cross the $40 million at the domestic box-office. Rounding out the top five was “Furious 7” that added another $3.6 million to its ever growing total.
The holiday weekend looks to be a competitive one as “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” will compete against George Clooney’s “Tomorrowland” and the remake of the 80s classic “Poltergeist.” Horror is rare at the summer box-office, and this movie screams chills. It will be a interesting battle for the top spot.