Universal’s female comedy directed by Elizabeth Banks stormed to the top of the North American charts as Mad Max: Fury Road arrived in second place.
Overall box office climbed on last week by 44.8% and gained 4.3% against the comparable session in 2014.
Warner Bros’ Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult arrived in second place on $44.4m.
Focus expanded Far From The Madding Crowd from 190 theatres to 289 in its third weekend the film climbed five places to number ten, adding $1.3m for $2.6m.
This week’s releases are Buena Vista’s Tomorrowland starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney and Fox’s Poltergiest with Sam Rockwell.
Estimated top 10 North America May 15-17 2015
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal) Universal Pictures International $70.3m –
2 (-) Mad Max Fury Road (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $44.4m –
3 (1) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Buena Vista-Marvel Studios) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $38.8m $372m
4 (2) Hot Pursuit (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $5.8m $23.5m
5 (5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Columbia) Sony Pictures Releasing International $3.6m $62.9m
6 (4) Furious 7 (Universal) Universal Pictures International $3.6m $343.8m
7 (3) The Age Of Adaline (Lionsgate) Lakeshore International, Sierra/Affinity $3.2m $37m
8 (7) Home (Fox-DreamWorks Animation) Fox International $2.7m $165.6m
9 (6) Ex Machina (A24) Universal Pictures International $2.1m $19.6m
10 (15) Far From The Madding Crowd (Fox Searchlight) Pathé $1.3m $2.6m