'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Adds $21.3M on Second Friday; 'Hot Pursuit' Soft with $4.2M

on May 09, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff
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Disney reports that Avengers: Age of Ultron added another $21.34 million to its haul on Friday, representing a 75 percent drop from its opening day-plus-Thursday combo last week -- slightly sharper than the drop (-71.4 percent) Iron Man 3 experienced on its second Friday two years ago. To date, that gives Ultron $257 million in the domestic bank, putting it nearly 11 percent ahead of the pace of Iron Man 3 and 14 percent off the pace of the first Avengers. With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, plus last Saturday's deflated market due to the busiest sports day of the year, it's possible this weekend could bounce back a bit for the Marvel blockbuster. For now, BoxOffice is projecting a $78 million weekend.

Hot Pursuit bowed in second place with a modest $4.2 million yesterday. That's well off the opening day figures of recent lady-led comedies like The Other Woman ($9.3 million). While Mother's Day and the respective fans of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have been expected to boost interest in the film this weekend, unfortunately, the MGM/New Line production (distributed by Warner Bros.) garnered a disappointing "C+" CinemaScore, one of the lowest Rotten Tomatoes/Flixster audience scores of the year at 48 percent this morning, and a disastrous 6 percent score from RT critics. BoxOffice is projecting $12.9 million for opening weekend.

The Age of Adaline claimed third place yesterday, easing 31 percent from last Friday to $1.53 million. With $27.5 million in the bank through 15 days of release, look for a third weekend frame around $4.9 million.

Furious 7 landed in fourth on Friday with another $1.4 million, off 36 percent from the same day last week. The blockbuster's domestic cume now stands at $334.55 million. BoxOffice projects a $5.0 million weekend.

Filling out the top five, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 tacked on another $1.23 million, off 31 percent from last Friday. The Kevin James sequel's tally is now $54.1 million and should land around $5.1 million this weekend.

Meanwhile, IFC Films' The D Train opened to $160,000 from 1,000 locations on Friday. BoxOffice projects a $475,000 weekend.

Tags: Hot Pursuit, Avengers: Age of Ultron
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