“Avengers: Age of Ultron” ruled the domestic box office this weekend with a huge $187.7 million haul, which is the second-biggest debut ever. Unfortunately, the top opening ever still belongs to its predecessor, “The Avengers” ($207.4 million).
Looks like the big sports weekend was mightier than Ulton.
Age of Ultron’s audience was 59 percent male and 59 percent over the age of 25, and they awarded the movie a strong “A” CinemaScore (in comparison, the first Avengers received an “A+”). Word-of-mouth should be strong, but unlike the first movie, Age of Ulton only has a couple of weeks to reign supreme. The movie should keep the number one spot next week, but it will probably fall to “Mad Max: Fury Road” once it hits theatres on May 15
The Avengers sequel also continues to do strong business overseas, where it’s already earned $439 million, and the movie hasn’t even opened in China or Japan.