Another weekend, another $77 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in China on Tuesday and should shatter the $1 billion mark later this week. Ultron broke the $300 million threshold in ten days, tying The Dark Knight‘s pace to that mark. The Avengers, which holds the title as the fastest to clear $300 million, did it in nine days.
Mad Max: Fury Road opens next week and may give Ultron a run for its money, but it has a violent R rating attached to it, so that will slow down it’s box office draw.
But what may be more amazing is that Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is closing in on $100 million. Unreal. The new comedy Hot Pursuit had a respectable opening in the face of incredible competition.
The Age of Adaline and Ex Machina are holding pretty steady and have been since release.
North American Weekend Box Office: May 8-10, 2015
|This Week||Last Week||Film||Weekend Gross|
|1||1||Avengers: Age of Ultron||$77,203,000|
|3||3||The Age of Adaline||$5,600,000|
|5||4||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||$5,190,000|
|8||10||Woman in Gold||$1,652,000|