LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel to the 2012 hit cost Universal Pictures only $29 million to produce and was expected to open in the $50 million range.

"It's aca-awesome," said Universal Pictures' President of Domestic Distribution Nick Carpou, using one of the catchphrases of the film about a cappella singing. "We knew that the film would be a success, but there's something that happens when movies grow in their success beyond a range that's easily predictable. When that happens, the sky's the limit."

Audiences for the musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson were 75 percent female and 62 percent under the age of 25, according to Universal.

George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed a distant second in its debut weekend with a solid and expected $44.4 million. The post-apocalyptic film stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.

TOP 10

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.

1."Pitch Perfect 2,"$70.3 million

2."Mad Max: Fury Road,"$44.4 million

3."Avengers: Age of Ultron,"$38.8 million

4."Hot Pursuit,"$5.8 million.

5."Furious 7,"$3.6 million

6."Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,"$3.6 million

7."The Age of Adaline,"$3.2 million

8."Home,"$2.7 million

9."Ex Machina,"$2.1 million

10."Far from the Madding Crowd,"$1.3 million

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