Pitch Perfect 2 Earned More in Its First Weekend than the Original's Total Box-Office Take

<em>Pitch Perfect 2</em> Earned More in Its First Weekend than the Original's Total Box-Office Take
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Talk about an aca-amazing opening! Pitch Perfect 2 dominated the box office this weekend, earning more than $70 million to take the top spot. The film faced some stiff competition in Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy’s film Mad Max: Fury Road, but the musical comedy easily eclipsed the action flick by more than $35 million.

And the killer haul was record-setting in more ways than one—Pitch Perfect 2 made more money in its opening weekend than the first Pitch Perfect made in its entire domestic box-office run.

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The Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, and Anna Camp, and features a slew of hilarious cameos from Snoop Dogg, the Green Bay Packers, Robin Roberts and more. Needless to say, it's a must watch—we suggest you check it out, stat.

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