Monday, May 11, 2015

Box Office

From ew, Age of Ultron claimed the second biggest debut of all time when it opened with a whopping $191 million last weekend, just behind 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers. This weekend, Ultron grossed an estimated $77.2 million, surpassing Avatar to become the second-highest second weekend domestic gross of all time — exceeded only by The Avengers’ $103.1 million. Plus, Ultron is now tied with The Dark Knight as the second fastest film to reach $300 million in North America. (Ultron did it in 10 days, but The Avengers did it in nine.)

Internationally, Ultron has snagged $875.3 million — and it still hasn’t opened in China or Japan. It’ll be interesting to watch Ultron challenge the records set by Furious 7 over the next few weeks, especially because Furious 7 is still holding strong in its sixth week. It’s the fourth highest grossing film of all time, and this weekend put Furious 7’s worldwide total at $1.466 billion.

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara’s new comedy Hot Pursuit was the only big new release this weekend, and it brought in an estimated $13.3 million. The Age of Adaline only dropped about 10 percent, putting the other “Age Of” movie in third place with $5.6 million. And Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2rounded out the top five with an estimated $5.2 million in its fourth weekend.

Age of Ultron hasn’t had too much competition so far, but it’ll face its first real test next weekend when Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2debut in North American theaters. PP2 opened in a few international territories this weekend, and it premiered as the No. 1 film in Australia and New Zealand, becoming the first film to dethrone Ultron anywhere.

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

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron — $77.2 million
2. Hot Pursuit — $13.3 million
3. The Age of Adaline — $5.6 million
4. Furious 7 — $5.3 million
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 — $5.2 million

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