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Pitch Perfect 2 easily takes the box-office from Mad Max Fury Road

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On the big-screen the Barden Bellas may be the heroic underdogs but at the box-office this weekend, they were the hands-down favorites to take the top-spot across the country. Universal Pictures debuted ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ over the weekend and the film soared past the competition with $70.3M in domestic ticket-sales. The musical sequel was directed by funny-woman Elizabeth Banks this time around, who once again co-stars in the film in a minor role. Taking center-stage in the musical comedy are Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and Brittany Snow.

The Bellas easily won the box-office, despite opening across some high-octane competition. Also opening over the weekend was the highly-anticipated film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ from Warner Bros. Pictures. The long-awaited follow-up in the ‘Mad Max’ film took second-place overall with $44.4M across the country in ticket-sales. The film, from writer director George Miller, stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.

The two-new openers dropped Disney’s summer blockbuster from number-one to number-three this weekend. The popular comic-book film ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ from Marvel earned an additional $38.8M across 4,276 locations this weekend. That brings the Marvel film to just over $372M across the country since its May first release date. Joss Whedon directed the second-installment to the popular ‘Avengers’ franchise.

A distance fourth-place went to another Warner Bros. film, ‘Hot Pursuit,’ with $5.8M this weekend. The buddy-comedy stars Reese Witherspoon, SofĂ­a Vergara and Matthew Del Negro and was directed by Anne Fletcher. The film still managed to hit approximately 1,903 screens across the country, but didn’t manage to break-into the top-three this week.

Still managing to hold-on to one of the top-five spots this weekend is Universal’s other popular summer film ‘Furious 7.’ The action-blockbuster landed in fifth-place this weekend with $3.6M domestically. That brings the film’s running domestic total to just over $343.7M since the film was released back in April.