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Weekend Box Office Report: May 8-10, 2015

05.10.2015

The Age of Ultron continues!

Marvel's greatest heroes were once again champions at the box office this weekend, putting AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on top with an estimated $77.2 million!

That is down 60% from its huge domestic opening last weekend, compared to the 51% drop of the first AVENGERS. The sequel's 10-day total of $312.8 million is the third-highest behind AVENGERS ($402 million, on its way to a $623 million finish) and THE DARK KNIGHT ($313 million).

Additionally, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is now up to $875.2 million worldwide, more than halfway to the original's $1.5 billion total (the robot-smashing saga still hasn't opened in some territories such as China). It now trails only THE AVENGERS and IRON MAN 3 for Marvel's biggest global successes.

In second place was the weekend's only major new release HOT PURSUIT with $13.3 million. Originally titled DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS, the PG-13 Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara comedy was obviously targeting audiences who might be exhausted with costumes and superpowers, but it got busted by critics (6% on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ('C+' CinemaScore).

The Blake Lively romance-fantasy THE AGE OF ADALINE has proven to be shrewd counter-programming, in third place with $5.6 million and a $31.5 million total (on a reported $25 million cost). Behind it, FURIOUS 7 was still barreling along with another $5.2 million, helping feed an insane $1.46 billion worldwide total.

Even after it's been in theaters for a month, enough people are seeing PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 to keep it in the top half of the chart, so that's... well, something. The R-rated sci-fi drama EX MACHINA (expanding further but still on 1000 fewer screens than anything in the Top 5) moved up a spot to sixth with $3.4 million, followed by the computer-animated HOME in seventh with $3 million.

The list was filled out with the Helen Mirren drama WOMAN IN GOLD, Disney's live-action CINDERELLA (still inching toward $200 million domestic) and the horror movie UNFRIENDED (with nearly $31 million banked on a $1 million cost).

Outside the chart, the Nicholas Sparks romance THE LONGEST RIDE was put away wet, while the new James Marsden/Jack Black comedy THE D TRAIN was out of service with less than half a million bucks on 1000 screens, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie-daughter drama MAGGIE (also on VOD) got quarantined with $131k on 79 screens.

Next weekend brings a pair of contenders to Ultron's throne: the singing sequel PITCH PERFECT 2 and the Tom Hardy variation of wasteland warrior Rockatansky in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron $77.2 M $312.8 M
2. Hot Pursuit $13.3 M
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3. The Age of Adaline $5.6 M $31.5 M
4. Furious 7 $5.2 M $338.4 M
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $5.1 M $58 M
6. Ex Machina $3.4 M $15.7 M
7. Home $3 M $162.1 M
8. Woman in Gold $1.6 M $26.9 M
9. Cinderella $1.5 M $196.1 M
10. Unfriended $1.4 M $30.9 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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1:10PM on 05/11/2015

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I saw Age of Ultron, didn't think it was that great. I know a lot of people invested in this so it's sad to see it not surpassing the first, but I'm not surprised.
I saw Age of Ultron, didn't think it was that great. I know a lot of people invested in this so it's sad to see it not surpassing the first, but I'm not surprised.
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10:26AM on 05/11/2015

Age of Ultron was good

Loved it, the only issue I had with Age of Ultron was the notion that it completely overlooked the end of Iron Man 3 and failed to address why Tony now has a fresh closet of Iron Man suits. After the end of IM3, Stark orders J.A.R.V.I.S. to remotely destroy each Iron Man suit as a sign of his devotion to Potts so it seems a little strange to have him active again as IM after he destroyed all of the suits last time. No explanation at all. What is powering them? He removed the chest arc
Loved it, the only issue I had with Age of Ultron was the notion that it completely overlooked the end of Iron Man 3 and failed to address why Tony now has a fresh closet of Iron Man suits. After the end of IM3, Stark orders J.A.R.V.I.S. to remotely destroy each Iron Man suit as a sign of his devotion to Potts so it seems a little strange to have him active again as IM after he destroyed all of the suits last time. No explanation at all. What is powering them? He removed the chest arc reactor after getting rid of the shrapnel and tossed his power supply into the sea, so.... why is he Iron Man again?
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6:42PM on 05/11/2015
Yeah, I noticed that as well. Also, I guess Iron Patriot became War Machine again. Not to mention that if Stark can just remotely control his suits, what's the point of going in them again? Anyway, since I consider Iron Man 3 to be the weakest film in the MCU, I might just ignore it.
Yeah, I noticed that as well. Also, I guess Iron Patriot became War Machine again. Not to mention that if Stark can just remotely control his suits, what's the point of going in them again? Anyway, since I consider Iron Man 3 to be the weakest film in the MCU, I might just ignore it.
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7:30AM on 05/11/2015
?? What the fuck are you talking about??
?? What the fuck are you talking about??
9:17PM on 05/10/2015
Good for The Avengers, finally saw it, thought it was awesome, I don't get the criticisms one bit, it was action packed, funny as hell & very well paced. The only thing I honestly didn't care for was the Bruce & Black Widow scenes, they felt forced & awkward.

I'm willing to bet Pitch Perfect 2 out grosses Mad Max next week, yep I went there.
Good for The Avengers, finally saw it, thought it was awesome, I don't get the criticisms one bit, it was action packed, funny as hell & very well paced. The only thing I honestly didn't care for was the Bruce & Black Widow scenes, they felt forced & awkward.

I'm willing to bet Pitch Perfect 2 out grosses Mad Max next week, yep I went there.
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3:06PM on 05/10/2015
Can't wait to see Mad Max. I've waited to long.
Can't wait to see Mad Max. I've waited to long.
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3:47PM on 05/10/2015
You beat me to it lol, Mad Max is gonna be badass!!
You beat me to it lol, Mad Max is gonna be badass!!
4:45PM on 05/10/2015
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5:57PM on 05/10/2015
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7:01PM on 05/10/2015
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7:03PM on 05/10/2015
What are you complaining about Holiest? It hasn't been that many decades!
What are you complaining about Holiest? It hasn't been that many decades!
7:46PM on 05/10/2015
Fifth...

"adrenaline filled" is how envision this.
Fifth...

"adrenaline filled" is how envision this.
9:34PM on 05/10/2015
No. He was right the first time. It's just T-O. To.
No. He was right the first time. It's just T-O. To.
10:39PM on 05/10/2015
@aerketype. Yeah really. It's only been a few. Lol.
@aerketype. Yeah really. It's only been a few. Lol.
2:16PM on 05/10/2015
Glad to see Ultron getting the success it's getting. Still want to see Ex Machina since I have heard nothing but great things about it, but will be difficult now considering Mad Max opens up next weekend (which has more of my attention, time, and wallet).
Glad to see Ultron getting the success it's getting. Still want to see Ex Machina since I have heard nothing but great things about it, but will be difficult now considering Mad Max opens up next weekend (which has more of my attention, time, and wallet).
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3:49PM on 05/10/2015
Save your money for ex machina, wait for cable. It's nothing special
Save your money for ex machina, wait for cable. It's nothing special
4:31PM on 05/10/2015
Have to disagree - Ex Machina was an intimate study on artificial intelligence vs. human intelligence, and what the consequences of deception are.
Have to disagree - Ex Machina was an intimate study on artificial intelligence vs. human intelligence, and what the consequences of deception are.
12:12AM on 05/11/2015
Didn't say it was bad, just not worth a trip to the theater. It was interesting, but far from groundbreaking. Definitely an on demand movie at best, or redbox.
Didn't say it was bad, just not worth a trip to the theater. It was interesting, but far from groundbreaking. Definitely an on demand movie at best, or redbox.
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