"Pitch Perfect 2" makes a perfect debut

The Barden Bellas are back in "Pitch Perfect 2".

19 May – Musical comedy "Pitch Perfect 2" emerged as last weekend's chart topper as it pitch-slapped other competitions off the top of the U.S., Malaysia and Singapore box office charts for 14 to 17 May.

The a cappella sequel sees the return of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow reprising their roles as Beca, Fat Amy and Chloe along with the rest of the Barden Bellas.

"Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes as it opened to a USD69.2 million gross in the U.S. last weekend, the biggest opening ever for a musical.

With its perfect debut, the movie is on its way to overtake its 2012 predecessor, "Pitch Perfect", which was the second highest grossing music comedy (USD115.3 million) after Jack Black's "School of Rock" (USD131.3 million).

Another new release, "Mad Max: Fury Road" paved its way to the second spot on its opening weekend, collecting USD45.4 million.

The Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron-starrer has been garnering positive reviews with its female empowerment message as well as its nearly 2 hours of non-stop adrenaline rush – not to mention, the show-stealing metal guitarist-cum-flamethrower.

Last week's champion "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may have slipped to third place this week, collecting only USD38.8 million, but it has reached yet another impressive milestone as it raced past the USD1 billion mark in just 24 days, after its USD156.3 million debut in the Chinese market.

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in "Mad Max: Fury Road".

Meanwhile in Malaysia, "Mad Max: Fury Road" drove straight to number one on its opening weekend, leaving "Pitch Perfect 2" in its dust as the latter settled for number two. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" no longer conquered the top spot but still managed to hang on in the top three.

The Singapore box office chart is also dominated by new releases, as it mirrors the U.S. chart. "Pitch Perfect 2" opened at number one and "Mad Max: Fury Road" at number two on both movies' opening weekend. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" slipped down two places to land at number three.

Other new releases in Malaysia for last weekend are "Suami Aku Ustaz", "36 Vayadhinile", "Purampokku", "The Age of Adaline", "Full Strike" and "Bombay Velvet".

Over in Singapore, last weekend's new movies include "Purampokku", "36 Vayadhinile", "Bombay Velvet", "Jalan Puncak Alam", "Full Strike", "Maggie" and "Conjuring Spirit".

Box office takings for the weekend just gone 
May - 17 May 2015)

1) Mad Max: Fury Road     
2) Pitch Perfect 2     
3) The Avengers: Age Of Ultron     
4) Suami Aku Ustaz     
5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2     
6) 36 Vayadhinile     
7) Purampokku     
8) Helios     
9) Ghost Coins     
10) The Age Of Adaline
1) Pitch Perfect 2     
2) Mad Max: Fury Road     
3) The Avengers: Age Of Ultron     
4) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2     
5) Helios     
6) Hot Pursuit     
7) Maggie     
8) The Age Of Adaline     
9) Unfriended     
10) Conjuring Spirit

Related Movies:
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (23 Apr 2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (14 May 2015)
Pitch Perfect 2 (14 May 2015)

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