Box Office Prognosis: Ultron Beats The Competition (Or Lack Thereof) In Its Second Week
A big drop, but a large sum.
Let’s cut to the chase folks, since this week’s box office is oh so very similar to last week. In fact, the Top 5 is mostly the same, minus the intrusion of the pesky little Hot Pursuit, and a couple switched positions.
In any case, let’s begin with Avengers: Age of Ultron, which of course topped the box office this weekend following its massive opening last week. The film dropped about 59% to a sum of $77 million for the weekend, which is about middling as far as second week blockbuster drops go. It’s not completely terrible or anything like Godzilla or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, but it’s not the hold of an Avatar or Guardians of the Galaxy either.
Still though, it’s notable for being the second highest sophomore weekend ever, in front of the aforementioned Avatar and only behind movie big brother The Avengers. But look, this film is a gargantuan success, don’t get me wrong: it’s made $313 million already, and will likely break $500 million domestic alone when all is said and done. Age of Ultron is a massive, massive success.
Hot Pursuit, on the other hand, is not. That film landed the number two spot in its first weekend of release, taking in just $13.9 million. Now look, the comedy looks pretty cheap (almost sitcom-ish) to be honest, so I doubt that the film’s failure will take down Warner Bros. or anything. It will, however, just barely make back its $35 million budget — if it’s lucky.
Quickly wrapping up the rest of the box office, The Age of Adaline came in at number three for the weekend, taking in $5.8 million to its total cume of $31 million. Furious 7 remains in the top ten for like the seventh week in a row, adding in $5.4 million for its grand cume of $338 million. And finally, we have Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, wrapping up the Top Five with a sum of $5.3 million, on its way to a grand total near $58 million. Here’s the chart:
Check back next week to see if Avengers can stand tall against Mad Max. See you then!