Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max: Fury Road and the power of girl gangs

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Both Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters this weekend, with the a cappella sequel winning the box office, raking in an estimated $70 million and the apocalyptic action flick coming in second with just over $44 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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Both films involve a gang of girls on a mission: In Pitch Perfect 2, college ladies band together to win a signing competition; in Mad Max  a woman leads other young women on a mission to flee an oppressive dictator and find  new home.

But the there’s something else at work here: Pitch Perfect 2’s audience was mostly female — 72 percent female, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. While Pitch Perfect 2 hasn’t made anywhere near as much cash as Avengers: Age of Ultron (the big winner this summer…

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