Pitch Perfect 2 beats Mad Max to top of UK box office
19 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Pitch Perfect 2 reunites the original cast, along with newcomer Hailee Steinfeld (fourth from left)
Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.
The new Pitch Perfect film, which again stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, took £5m – more than five times the original film’s cinema debut in 2012.
Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, took £4.5m.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron slipped into third after three weeks at number one, with £1.66m.
The original Pitch Perfect, about a fictional a capella singing group called the Barden Bellas, became a sleeper hit following its release.
The sequel also topped the US and Canada box office over the weekend, taking an impressive $70.3m (£44.7m) – more than the first film took during its entire US run in cinemas.
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the story sees the Bellas travel to the world championships to defend their honour against German aca-champions Das Sound Machine.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment