Ultron Again Rules With $77.2M

Crushes 'Hot Pursuit'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 10, 2015 11:59 AM CDT
Ultron Again Rules With $77.2M
   (Jay Maidment)

(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.

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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." (Read more box office stories.)

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