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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 - Engineer by training, nerd by passion. Speculative fiction has influenced me since I was a kid, guiding me to the career I have now, and likely saving me from myself during times in my young life when the path was fraught with a minefield of choices. I dabble in tech, game, film, fiction, and writing. These are my true passions, and have been since the summer of '77.