Of course there is only one winner this weekend and probably a couple of weeks to come ... "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens with a huge 187.7 million which is still an amazing record for a non-holiday weekend and very close to our expectations. Some other factors did effect the box office such as amazing weather and the big fight on Saturday night. But despite all that, the film is on its way to reach 500 mil domestic and should hit 200 mil at least by mid-week if not sooner. Word-of-mouth is strong on this film and repeat business is going to carry it for awhile. Holding at #2 is "The Age of Adaline" with another 6.3 mil and will slowly fade away. Dropping down to #3 is "Furious 7" with 6.1 mil but now in the 300 mil mark and gas will run out for it soon. Holding at #4 is "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" with 5.6 mil and the batteries running out. Rounding off the top 5 is "Home" with another 3.3 mil and likely the last we will see it in the top 5 but sure had a solid run at the box office.
New movies next week:
Just one wide release hitting theatres this weekend. For a bit of female comedy we have "Hot Pursuit" with about 2500 screens and will probably be in the mid-teen range to open.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst