The Top Five
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens at number one with $187.6 million. The film has also grossed $439 million overseas for a worldwide total of $626 million. This opening falls behind the opening of the first film The Avengers, which opened at $207 million. That still remains the highest opening weekend of all time. However, the $187.6 million opening of Age of Ultron is nothing short of a major achievement, as that ranks as the second biggest opening weekend of all time. With Iron Man 3 ranking as the third highest opening weekend of all time, the top three opening weekends are held by Marvel films.
The film faced some competition from sporting events on Saturday. There was the Kentucky Derby, and of course the boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. With Saturday being a busy day for sports, the film took a slight dive on its Saturday grosses. As a result, the opening weekend comes below the initially projected $210-$220 million. Now it will be interesting to see how the latest Marvel film holds up over the next several weeks.
The Age of Adaline comes in at number two with $6.2 million. The film has hit a total gross of $23 million. The film remains as solid counter programming from the summer blockbusters.
Furious 7 finally gets knocked out of the number one spot, dropping down to number three with $6.1 million. The film has grossed $330 million domestically and $1.35 billion worldwide. It recently surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the fourth highest grossing film of all time.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 comes in at number four with $5.5 million. The comedy sequel has reached a total gross of $51 million domestically.
Dreamworks Animation’s latest Home rounds out the top five with $3.3 million. The film has grossed $158 million domestically and $303 million worldwide.
Cinderella jumps back into the top ten at number six with $2.3 million. The film has grossed $193 million domestically and $477 million worldwide. It looks like audiences are not done enjoying this live action fairy tale adaptation.
Ex Machina comes in at number seven with $2.2 million. Alex Garland’s directorial debut was able to enter the top ten after its nationwide expansion last week. The film has reached a total domestic gross of $10 million.
Unfriended comes in at number eight with $1.9 million. The film has reached a total domestic gross of $28 million.
Coming in at number nine is The Longest Ride with $1.7 million. The film has grossed $33 million domestically.
Closing out the top ten once again is Woman in Gold with $1.6 million. The film has reached a total domestic gross of $24 million.
Outside of the top ten, Far from the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan had a limited release. The grossed $172,000 on ten screens. Also in limited release was Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig. The film grossed $38,000 on two screens.
Next weekend will be fairly quiet with only one major wide release, which will be the comedy Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.