“Pitch Perfect 2,” one of the most highly anticipated movie sequels of 2015, has proven why is it not always necessary to have an exquisite set up or a theme that is based on world domination and destruction. Elizabeth Banks’ directorial debut just proved that with a limited budget and a great story one could do wonders at the box office as the Bella’s have done wonders yet again.
According to Variety, with the numbers just coming in, the “Pitch Perfect 2” movie has taken in $69.2 million against an estimated amount of $70.3 Million that the studio thought would bring in until Sunday. With a magnificent collection like this the movie becomes one of the most successful movies to be helmed by a female director and places itself on the third place at the box office just after Sam Taylor Johnson’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Catherine Hardwick’s “Twilight.”
On the other hand Tom Hardy starrer “Mad Max: Fury Road” that had a better domestic collections when compared to “Pitch Perfect 2” ended up with the first Sunday’s international collections at a modest $64 million including a domestic collection of $45.4 million which was more than its competitor’s collection of $27.1 million but still a million less in the international collections that “Mad Max’s” producers Warner Bros predicted. The two movies can’t really be compared, as both the movies happen to be of different genre with “Mad Max” being a post apocalyptic adventure movie and “Pitch Perfect 2” a musical comedy.
In the end both the movies have proven to be wholesome entertainers by catering to a variety of audiences. For all those who love action and are into guns, they should definitely go for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and for those who prefer watching a movie that is sweet, funny and high on music adrenaline should march their way to watch “Pitch Perfect 2.”
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