Ultron Again Rules With $77.2M

Crushes 'Hot Pursuit'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 10, 2015 11:59 AM CDT
   (Jay Maidment)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The Age of Ultron is not over. The Avengers sequel has topped the domestic box office for the second week with an estimated $77.2 million, according to Rentrak estimates today. The film has earned a staggering $312.9 million in just 10 days in theaters. While a wild success by any measure, the film is still lagging behind the record-setting precedent of 2012's The Avengers, which made $103.1 million in its second weekend in theaters.

Hot Pursuit, meanwhile, failed to make a significant mark at the box office in its debut weekend, earning a less-than-impressive $13.3 million, according to weekend estimates. The Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara buddy comedy was projected to earn at least $18 million out of the gates. It was not, however, helped by critics, one of whom dubbed it "not in any way worth watching."

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |