Marvel fans seemed to bring their moms out to the movies this past weekend as Age of Ultron easily dominated for the second weekend in a row and had the second highest 2nd week of all time with $77 million and has already made $313 million domestically, more than the entire runs of both Thor and both Cap movies. It’s made over $562 million world wide as well.
In a distant second was the lone new release of the weekend, Hot Pursuit, which made $13 million on over 3,000 screens, which is not that great and is worse than the opening of Reese Witherspoon’s last comedy, This Means War, which made $17.4 million for the weekend but came out on a Wednesday.
Age of Adaline stayed in third with another $5.8 million, bringing it to just shy of $32 million for it’s three weeks out.
Furious 7 and Paul Blart 2 rounded out the top 5.
Ex Machina moved up to sixth place by getting another 725 theaters and took in $3.5 million, bringing it to just short of $16 million.
The Jack Black dark comedy The D Train expanded wide over the weekend but didn’t crack the top ten, making only $447,000 in 1009 theaters.
The big question this coming weekend is if Mad Max: Fury Road is going to become a huge hit or under perform but be awesome like recent cult classics like Pacific Rim or Dredd.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.