- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The a capella singers of “Pitch Perfect 2” proved their box office might with a stunning $69.2 million debut. For a film that cost only $29 million to produce, the Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel is already a smash success and has earned more than the first film’s entire domestic run.

Universal Pictures’ homegrown franchise also sped past the other new opener, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which brought in $45.4 million. George Miller’s $150 million post-apocalyptic film performed well for an R-rated action movie. It should only grow in the weeks to come, thanks in part to the rave reviews.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. “Pitch Perfect 2,” Universal, $69,216,890, 3,473 locations, $19,930 average, $69,216,890, 1 week.

2. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Warner Bros., $45,428,128, 3,702 locations, $12,271 average, $45,428,128, 1 week.

3. “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” Disney, $38,859,900, 4,276 locations, $9,088 average, $372,030,708, 3 weeks.

4. “Hot Pursuit,” Warner Bros., $5,722,488, 3,037 locations, $1,884 average, $23,446,781, 2 weeks.

5. “Furious 7,” Universal, $3,648,980, 2,238 locations, $1,630 average, $343,782,475, 7 weeks.

6. “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” Sony, $3,543,850, 2,632 locations, $1,346 average, $62,872,860, 5 weeks.

7. “The Age Of Adaline,” Lionsgate, $3,129,455, 2,623 locations, $1,193 average, $37,001,624, 4 weeks.

8. “Home,” 20th Century Fox, $2,554,959, 2,006 locations, $1,274 average, $165,501,901, 8 weeks.

9. “Ex Machina,” A24 Films, $2,093,669, 1,718 locations, $1,219 average, $19,556,131, 6 weeks.

10. “Far From The Madding Crowd,” Fox Searchlight, $1,251,923, 289 locations, $4,332 average, $2,582,570, 3 weeks.

11. “Woman In Gold,” The Weinstein Company, $1,195,831, 876 locations, $1,365 average, $28,957,529, 7 weeks.

12. “Cinderella,” Disney, $631,608, 641 locations, $985 average, $197,231,159, 10 weeks.

13. “Get Hard,” Warner Bros., $602,153, 505 locations, $1,192 average, $88,823,814, 8 weeks.

14. “Piku,” Yash Raj Films, $595,308, 124 locations, $4,801 average, $1,801,807, 2 weeks.

15. “The Longest Ride,” 20th Century Fox, $548,954, 803 locations, $684 average, $36,282,735, 6 weeks.

16. “Unfriended,” Universal, $515,745, 657 locations, $785 average, $32,053,065, 5 weeks.

17. “Monkey Kingdom,” Disney, $480,177, 675 locations, $711 average, $15,340,346, 5 weeks.

18. “Where Hope Grows,” Roadside Attractions, $457,287, 276 locations, $1,657 average, $457,287, 1 week.

19. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” Lionsgate, $381,959, 503 locations, $759 average, $128,270,018, 9 weeks.

20. “Little Boy,” Open Road, $323,656, 490 locations, $661 average, $5,912,451, 4 weeks.

Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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