As expected Avengers: Age of Ultron wrecked the competition at the weekend box office. It raked in a monstrous $188 million domestically. Ultron opened in foreign markets last weekend and has pulled in $439 million, bringing the total box office to $627 million worldwide. Take the table below in. Age of Ultron made 30 times more money than second place The Age of Adaline. 30 . . . time. If you scale it by screen average, Age of Ultron made almost $44,000 per screen, while The Age of Adaline made $2000 per screen. That’s still a factor of 22. Pretty astounding dominance.
This wasn’t even a record weekend! The record is $207 million, held by . . . The Avengers (2012). Evidence that mindless action once again dominates the charts.
If you’re not a fan of huge theaters full of mewling moviegoers staring at their glowing jeejahs, stuffing their faces with noisy food, or getting up every five minutes . . . this would have been the perfect weekend to see any of the movies listed 2-9, because very few people saw any of those movies.
North American Weekend Box Office: May 1-3, 2015
|This Week||Last Week||Film||Weekend Gross|
|1||New||Avengers: Age of Ultron||$187,656,000|
|2||3||The Age of Adaline||$6,250,000|
|4||2||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||$5,550,000|
|9||7||The Longest Ride||$1,700,000|
|10||10||Woman in Gold||$1,681,000|