Avengers: Age Of Ultron Destroys Box Office With Second-Highest Opening Of All Time — See Weekend’s Full Top 10!
Avengers: Age of Ultron assembled to destroy the box office competition in its debut weekend, ending Furious 7’s four-week reign at the top. In fact, with a total of $187.7M, the Marvel movie amassed the second-highest opening weekend of all time.
The highest-ever opening, of course, belongs to the superhero movie’s predecessor, The Avengers, which was released in 2012 to $207.4 million. The Age of Ultron success pushed 2013’s Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) to third. Age of Ultron now also ranks as the second-biggest opening day and second-biggest single day gross ever, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which made $91.7 million in its first day back in 2011. The Age of Ultron opening day gross is also the most ever for a superhero flick.
Looking at the rest of the weekend Top 10, the romance fantasy The Age of Adaline actually managed to beat Furious 7 for the runner-up position. The Blake Lively movie had a second-place take of $6.3 million, while Furious 7 brought in $6.1 million, finishing in third. The Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 landed fourth thanks to a haul of $5.6 million.
The animated kids film Home earned $3.3 million for fifth place, while Cinderella followed with $2.4 million to snag the number six spot. After bringing in $2.2 million, Ex Machina took seventh. Rounding out the Top 10 were Unfriended ($2 million), The Longest Ride ($1.7 million), and The Woman in Gold ($1.7 million). What did you see this weekend?