'Avengers: Age of Ultron' earns $187.7 million in opening weekend
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