Mad Max: Fury Road

Weekend Box Office: May 15-17, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road opened this weekend to universal critical and fan reception, chalking up a 98% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.  That’s unheard of for a movie that has little dialogue and non-stop brutal action.  Did it come in first at the box office?  Nope.  It was beat out by Pitch Perfect 2, which barely squeaked by with a fresh rating itself.  The movies are about some sort of music competition, or something.  Honestly, I don’t know or care to dig any further.  Anyway, never heard of Pitch Perfect, and never knew it rated a sequel . . . so I learned something this weekend.  I guess.  All these reality television shows that hype and manufacture singers is rubbing off on the movie industry.

The rest of the box office falls off a cliff after the juggernaut that is Age of Ultron, which has surpassed the $1 billion mark worldwide.

I’ll be checking out Mad Max next weekend,  renting Age of Ultron in a few months, and watching Pitch Perfect 2 on broadcast television never.

This Week Last Week Film Weekend Gross
1 New Pitch Perfect 2 $70,300,000
2 New Mad Max: Fury Road $44,440,000
3 1 Avengers: Age of Ultron $38,837,000
4 2 Hot Pursuit $5,780,000
5 5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $3,600,000
6 4 Furious 7 $3,600,000
7 3 The Age of Adaline $3,200,000
8 7 Home $2,700,000
9 6 Ex Machina $2,103,000
10 15 Far from the Madding Crowd $1,300,000

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Editor/Webmaster – Neal is a writer and recovering engineer who likes pizza, the insidious power of sarcasm (and pizza), and debating science fiction (and pizza). You can also find his writing on Omni, Geeks, and other media platforms.