The sequel to the 2012 hit, starring Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, narrowly beat the futuristic adventure movie by taking $4.25 million (£2.66 million) over the weekend (22-24May15), compared to its rival's $4.20 million (£2.63 million).

George Clooney's new blockbuster Tomorrowland debuted in third place, with $2.36 million (£1.48 million), and the top five was rounded out by newly-released horror remake Poltergeist, with $2.33 million (£1.43 million), and Avengers: Age of Ultron, which dropped two places to fifth, with $1.69 million (£1.06 million).

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