Grosses

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Lands Second Best Ever Single Day Gross with $84.5 MillionMay 02, 2015 03:30 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Disney reports this morning that Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron amassed $84.46 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $27.6 million start from early shows. That take stands as the second best single day gross in history (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 retains its $91 million record) and is 4.5 percent ahead of its predecessor's debut ($80.8 million) three years ago this weekend. That first Avengers famously became the first movie to ever crack $200 million in a single weekend, a benchmark that Ultron has a fair shot at topping.

The Marvel brand has a history of displaying great Saturday and Sunday holds as families turn out after the fans. Still, given the massive anticipation among both fans and casual audiences heading into release, it's possible this sequel will be more front-loaded than previous Marvel flicks. The question is: how much more? Some in the industry have noted today's Kentucky Derby and Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match could keep potential viewers home. Ultimately, however, word of mouth may be the key deciding factor -- and things look positive on that end. Ultron grabbed an "A" CinemaScore, while it stands at 90 percent among Rotten Tomatoes users (one tick behind Furious 7's 91 percent among the best day-after-release scores in 2015). Critics gave it a more modest 75 percent as of this morning, in line with Iron Man 3.

For the weekend, BoxOffice is projecting $210 million for Avengers: Age of Ultron -- which would top the first Avengers' $207.4 million record bow three years ago, and give the Marvel Cinematic Universe the top three domestic openings in history.

Landing in second place yesterday, The Age of Adaline slipped 55.5 percent from its opening day last week to $2.21 million. With $19.4 million in the bank through eight days of release, BoxOffice is projecting a $6.9 million sophomore frame.

Moving down to third, Furious 7 was off 57 percent from last Friday to $2.1 million. That gives the blockbuster hit $326.5 million domestically to date. Look for a weekend around $7.3 million.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 earned $1.775 million in fourth place yesterday, down 52.5 percent from last week. The sequel's total now stands at $47.4 million. BoxOffice projects a $7.2 million frame.

Filling out the top five, Home posted another $0.87 million on Friday, giving it $155.7 million in the bank overall. The pic should bring in around $3.5 million this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 11 - Sun, Jun. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Karate Kid (2010)$55,665,805--3,663--$15,197$55,665,8051Sony / Columbia
2The A-Team$25,669,455--3,535--$7,262$25,669,4551Fox
3Shrek Forever After$15,770,491-38%3,868-518$4,077$210,022,5574Paramount / DreamWorks
4Get Him to the Greek$9,942,000-43%2,7025$3,679$36,401,0002Universal
5Killers (2010)$8,008,007-49%2,8590$2,801$30,261,6242Lionsgate
6Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time$6,486,150-54%3,108-538$2,087$72,228,3023Disney
7Marmaduke$6,006,704-48%3,2130$1,870$22,285,5402Fox
8Sex and the City 2$5,438,000-56%2,750-695$1,977$84,659,0003Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man 2$4,521,206-43%2,305-702$1,961$299,282,3906Paramount
10Splice$2,942,000-60%2,4500$1,201$13,154,0002Warner Bros
11Robin Hood$2,615,000-51%1,895-704$1,380$99,464,0005Universal
12Letters to Juliet$1,693,941-44%1,331-631$1,273$46,754,2425Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Date Night$601,291-22%430-228$1,398$96,266,71810Fox
2The Bounty Hunter$351,71674%236-13$1,490$66,418,93113Sony / Columbia
3The Secret in Their Eyes (2010)$347,925-13%1622$2,148$4,506,6559Sony Pictures Classics
4How to Train Your Dragon$330,459-32%281-62$1,176$214,426,38112Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$329,000170%333199$988$161,958,00011Warner Bros.
6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)$323,9153%17422$1,862$7,871,85213Music Box
7Just Wright$320,441-58%279-239$1,149$20,795,5715Fox Searchlight
8Please Give$285,2418%10316$2,769$2,088,0427Sony Pictures Classics
9Raajneeti$268,000-68%12413$2,161$1,287,0002UTV Communications
10City Island$262,771-15%159-18$1,653$5,655,54213Anchor Bay
11Furry Vengeance$175,180114%268143$654$16,821,9637Summit
12Babies$169,707-33%146-35$1,162$6,854,0166Focus
13Diary of a Wimpy Kid$155,409-25%202-42$769$63,364,89613Fox
14The Last Song$152,67354%21091$727$62,342,31911Disney
15Alice in Wonderland (2010)$142,144-53%223-54$637$333,920,16515Disney
16Kick-Ass$108,35248%17861$609$47,790,7599Lionsgate
17The Back-up Plan$79,736-17%112-41$712$36,917,5098CBS Films
18A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$73,000-66%125-169$584$62,578,0007Warner Bros. / New Line
19The Losers$55,000-58%127-79$433$23,528,0008Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Solitary Man$369,703112%5331$6,976$871,0814Anchor Bay
2Hubble 3D$239,0004%481$4,979$8,092,00013Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work$164,351--7--$23,479$164,3511IFC
4Harry Brown$124,06741%6717$1,852$1,362,8667Samuel Goldwyn
5Exit Through the Gift Shop$115,151-15%430$2,678$2,365,2489Producers Distribution Agency
6Micmacs$111,188-22%4611$2,417$415,1713Sony Classics
7Winter's Bone$84,887--4--$21,222$84,8871Roadside Attractions
8Mother and Child$83,160-33%532$1,569$573,9926Sony Pictures Classics
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$68,018-10%66-36$1,031$42,192,7479Sony / Screen Gems
10Avatar$64,767-16%26-20$2,491$749,316,79926Fox
11Ondine$49,81681%149$3,558$87,36315Magnolia
12Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky$44,454--3--$14,818$149,2101Sony Pictures Classics
13Oceans$39,160-29%72-23$544$19,095,9828Disneynature
14The Ghost Writer$39,102-57%63-84$621$15,523,16817Summit
15Under the Sea 3D$37,00012%15-2$2,467$22,399,00070Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Princess Kaiulani$34,897-20%261$1,342$771,4995Roadside Attractions
17La Mission$31,000--14--$2,214$942,00010Screen Media
18Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$27,019-34%43-38$628$88,718,74818Fox
19The City of Your Final Destination$26,00018%194$1,368$356,0009Screen Media Films
20Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)$25,56674%157$1,704$509,11813Zeitgeist
21Agora$24,652-40%51$4,930$137,7353Newmarket
22Holy Rollers$24,651-18%14-2$1,761$215,12920First Independent Pictures
23Metropolis (1927) (2010 re-issue)$23,160-34%82$2,895$226,2976Kino International
24Mademoiselle Chambon$20,908-21%51$4,182$93,6943Lorber
25The Secret of Kells$17,140-18%20-4$857$599,12515GKIDS
26Breathless (2010 re-issue)$17,000-23%41$4,250$112,0003Rialto
27The Lottery$16,435--1--$16,435$16,4351Variance Films
28The Father of My Children$15,795-43%71$2,256$123,7444IFC Films
29The Square (2010)$13,4572%170$792$326,61510Apparition
30Deep Sea 3D$11,84627%20$5,923$43,358,509224Warner Bros. / IMAX
31Kings of the Evening$11,156--4--$2,789$23,36618Indican Pictures
32Only the Brave (2010)$9,844--4--$2,461$100,3693Indican Pictures
33Chloe$9,410155%3424$277$3,037,54112Sony Pictures Classics
34OSS 117: Lost in Rio$8,396631%65$1,399$61,06561Music Box
35Vincere$7,91911%7-4$1,131$615,27813IFC
36Magnificent Desolation$6,900--3--$2,300$33,076,000247IMAX
37Casino Jack and the United States of Money$6,6470%9-5$739$162,0636Magnolia
38Sweetgrass$6,60413%62$1,101$180,82338Cinema Guild
39Looking for Eric$6,346203%114$577$45,1595IFC
40The Little Traitor$6,27018%2-2$3,135$342,12227Westchester Films
41The Human Centipede (First Sequence)$6,239-61%10-7$624$170,2147IFC
42Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$6,0702%50$1,214$23,219,303141National Geographic
43Madeo (Mother)$6,006-23%110$546$547,29255Magnolia
44Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead$5,206-63%20$2,603$23,3662Indican Pictures
45John Rabe$5,175-44%62$863$31,5514Strand
46Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema$4,978--4--$1,245$4,9581Anchor Bay
47Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger$4,850--6--$808$13,5514Monterey
48Best Worst Movie$4,84111%20$2,421$51,8668Area23a
49The Tooth Fairy$4,600-73%13-33$354$60,013,00021Fox
50Our Family Wedding$4,600-58%8-10$575$20,247,00014Fox Searchlight
51Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss$4,597--3--$1,532$52,45060Zeitgeist
52Everyone Else$4,59448%52$919$64,02752Cinema Guild
53The Eclipse$4,23547%92$471$128,93712Magnolia
54Double Take (2010)$4,176-10%10$4,176$15,1202Kino International
55Finding Bliss$4,100--1--$4,100$6,8002Phase4 Films
56The Cremaster Cycle (2010 re-issue)$4,058-7%10$4,058$72,56210International Film Circuit
57The Joneses$3,46596%81$433$1,442,5709Roadside Attractions
58The Oath$3,233--2--$1,617$23,3706Zeitgeist
59When You're Strange$2,80129%20$1,401$238,63210Abramorama
60A Prophet (Un proph├Ęte)$2,789-7%40$697$2,076,96316Sony Classics
61Ajami$2,089-65%5-5$418$599,06539Kino International
62The Good, the Bad, the Weird$2,055-71%4-5$514$117,89710IFC
63No One Knows About Persian Cats$1,796-55%82$225$79,8489IFC
64Whiz Kids$1,721--3--$574$3,6892Shadow Distribution
65After the Cup: Sons of Sakhin United$1,63318%31$544$10,0034Variance Films
66Valley of the Heart's Delight$1,632--1--$1,632$118,666138Indican Pictures
67The Last Station$1,406-69%2-2$703$6,615,57822Sony Pictures Classics
68Survival of the Dead$1,174-84%4-9$294$84,0573Magnolia / Magnet
69Departures$1,026--1--$1,026$1,542,50355Regent Releasing
70The Girl on the Train (2010)$941--2--$471$203,23521Strand Releasing
71Space Station 3D$800--3--$267$81,955,000426IMAX
72North Face (Nordwand)$754--2--$377$710,99320Music Box Films
73Tru Loved$275--1--$275$9,46787Regent Releasing