Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Avengers Assemble
This weekend, a little film called Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.
#1 Avengers: Age of Ultron- $187,656,000
On its opening weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron came in first. Everyone knew this movie was going to be a monster hit. However, we all kind of expected it to beat the first The Avengers' opening weekend of $207 million, which is the biggest opening weekend ever domestically. Age of Ultron came up just shy of it, making it the second biggest opening. With a movie so big, I don't think Age of Ultron will be going anywhere any time soon. You can read our review for the film here.
#2 The Age of Adaline- $6,250,000
In its second week, The Age of Adaline came in second place. At first, I was shocked that this movie made more money than Furious 7, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that the target audience for Furious 7 all went to go see Avengers: Age of Ultron. But still, it was a shock to me that this film came in second place. We'll have to see how it fares the next few weeks as more and more summer blockbusters begin to open.
#3 Furious 7- $6,114,000
In its fifth week, Furious 7 came in third place. Eventually all reigns come to an end. After four straight weeks of being number one, Furious 7 was finally dethroned by Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's already the fifth highest grossing movie of all time and a lot of people thought it could get higher up. But with Age of Ultron taking a huge bite out of Furious 7's income, the likelihood of it breaking any more records diminishes. But still, it had an incredible run and will probably hang in the top 5 for a couple more weeks. You can read our review for the movie here.
#4 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2- $5,550,000
In its third week, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 came in fourth place. I know there was serious talk that this movie could make a resurgence at the box office in its third week and give Avengers: Age of Ultron a run for its money but that didn't seem to come true. With more and more summer blockbusters opening up in the next couple weeks, I doubt this movie has much more of a future in the top 5. But it can probably ride it out a little bit longer.
#5 Home- $3,300,000
In its sixth week, Home came in fifth movie. This movie is like in-laws; it just doesn't know when its time to go. After six weeks, this movie is still in the top 5. I can't think of another movie off the top of my head that has been in the top 5 that long (I think Kingsman: The Secret Service was there for five weeks, but it may have been six). I think it has one more week of being in the top 5 before Mad Max: Fury Road comes out, which is when it will probably be bumped off. But still, this movie has had an incredible run at the box office.
To re-cap, #1 was Avengers: Age of Ultron, #2 was The Age of Adaline, #3 was Furious 7, #4 was Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and #5 was Home.
Next week, the buddy cop comedy Hot Pursuit and the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie apocalypse drama Maggie open in theaters. But Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to take top spot again. There's no doubt.
What do you think of this past weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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