Cartoons at the box office: The “Age of Ultron” is ended by… the power of music?

The “Age of Ultron” has finally been brought to an end by not one, but two movies. This week’s top film at the box office is the surprise hit “Pitch Perfect 2,” a musical comedy about an all-women a cappella singing group. The film opened with $70.3 million, more than double its (estimated) $29 million budget. It’s also earned $8.8 million overseas so far, for a global total of $79.1 million.

Despite its massive amount of hype (in relation to “Pitch Perfect 2”), “Mad Max: Fury Road” came in second place, opening with $44.4 million. It’s also earned $10.4 million overseas so far, for a global total of $54.8 million.

Dropping down to third place is “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” earning $38.8 million (-50% from last weekend). The film’s totals stands at $372 million domestic, $770.5 million overseas, and $1.143 billion globally. It’s now the eighth highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation).

In sixth place is “Furious 7,” which earned another $3.6 million (-33.4%). It’s now earned $343.8 million domestic, $1.128 billion overseas (77% of its take to date), and $1.472 billion globally.

In eighth place is “Home,” which made another $2.7 million (-12.1%). “Home”‘s totals stand at $165.6 million domestic, $177.8 million overseas, and $343.4 million globally.

In ninth place is “Ex Machina,” which earned $2.1 million (-40.1%). Its totals now stand at $19.6 million domestic, $9.5 million overseas, and $29 million globally.

Opening next weekend are two films, the remake of “Poltergeist” and the Disney film “Tomorrowland.”

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