Monday, May 04, 2015

The Avengers crush the Box Office

From ew, The summer blockbusters are officially here. Kicking off the season with an estimated $187.7 million debut, Avengers: Age of Ultron has secured its place as the second largest domestic opening of all time. Still, it fell short of the record set by the first film: The Avengers is still the only movie to make more than $200 million in its opening weekend.

With the release of Age of Ultron, Marvel can claim the top three spots on the list of all-time biggest domestic openings. (Iron Man 3 is in third place with $174.1 million.) According to Disney, Age of Ultron has now grossed a total of $627 million worldwide.

Age of Ultron did beat The Avengers with its opening day numbers, earning $84.5 million on Friday to the first movie’s $80.8 million. That puts it just behind the all-time best opening day: $91.1 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2. Ultron’s one-day gross also includes the $27.6 million it brought in from Thursday night preview screenings.

Romantic drama The Age of Adaline snagged the second place spot with $6.3 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to about $23.4 million. Furious 7, which has held on to the No. 1 spot for the past four weeks, dropped about 66 percent and slipped to third place, but with a worldwide total of $1.4 billion, it’s still the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time.

Here are this weekend’s top 5 at the box office:

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron — $187.7 million
2. The Age of Adaline — $6.3 million
3. Furious 7 — $6.1 million
4. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 — $5.6 million
5. Home — $3.3 million


Johnny Sweatpants said...

So anyone see this yet? I haven't, but an a-hole I work with spoiled a major plot point at 8:16 AM on Friday.

JPX said...

Spoiling a movie is the 11th Deadly Sin! I'm seeing it tonight...

AC said...

We saw it and both enjoyed it!! JPX, we await your review!

JPX said...

I really enjoyed Age of Ultron as well! I think some judicious editing might have tightened it up a bit (*cough* too much Hawkeye *cough*) but the action was top-notch!

AC said...

I chose a particularly hawkeye-focused moment for a bathroom run!

Octopunk said...

Ha! Good to know. I'll get around to this sooner or later.

AC, did you see It Follows? I saw it too and loved it.

AC said...

i am determined to see "it follows" this weekend come hell or high water!!