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'Pitch Perfect 2' speeds past 'Mad Max: Fury Road' for a whopping $28 million Friday

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Richard Cartwright

There’s a scene in Pitch Perfect 2 that features the acapella group, the Barden Bellas, singing Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls).” Apparently, it’s girls who are running the box office this weekend as Pitch Perfect 2 made a reported $28 million on its opening day—exceeding expectations—and putting it on track to earn $64.3 million this weekend. This should handily put the film into first place, overtaking George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road starring Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. 

Of course, Mad Max: Fury Road is still having a strong weekend. The critics have swooned for this action-packed thriller, and on Friday, it made $16.8 million, with a final weekend projection of around $41 million. 

Check back on EW.com tomorrow for a full box office recap. 

 

 

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