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|
|5||5||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||$3,600,000|
|7||3||The Age of Adaline||$3,200,000|
|10||15||Far from the Madding Crowd||$1,300,000|