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Pitch Perfect 2 Made Lots of Money; Mad Max Did Not

Mad Max: Fury Road may have received praise for its visual brilliance and feminist themes, but Pitch Perfect 2 made more money. The Anna Kendrick–led a cappella film pulled in $70.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo, which makes it the best weekend opening for a first-time director, the best opening for a musical, and the second-best opening for a female-directed film, behind only Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which made $85.2 million. Pitch Perfect 2 cost a modest $29 million to produce, while George Miller’s Mad Max cost more than $150 million. Miller’s movie made $44.4 million. On the more super side of the spectrum, Avengers: Age of Ultron made another $38.8 million in its third week, bringing its global gross to approximately $1.143 billion, making it the eighth highest grossing film of all time. Disney now has four of the eight highest grossest films ever, so make of that what you will.

Pitch Perfect Made Lots of Money; Mad Max Didn’t