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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Oct. 6 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Social Network$1,902,659-19%2,771--$687$28,743,5631Sony / Columbia
2The Town$828,343-14%2,93550$282$66,664,3253Warner Bros.
3Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$799,257-17%3,59732$222$38,315,2272Fox
4Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$549,051-11%3,5750$154$31,817,7312Warner Bros.
5Easy A$413,956-14%2,974118$139$43,481,2763Sony / Screen Gems
6You Again$399,712-16%2,5480$157$17,842,3232Disney
7Case 39$368,215-19%2,211--$167$6,615,7831Paramount Vantage
8Let Me In$361,473-20%2,021--$179$6,377,1391Relativity / Overture
9Resident Evil: Afterlife$235,509-11%1,907-735$123$57,369,7784Sony / Screen Gems
10Devil$215,280-14%2,392-419$90$28,008,8853Universal
11Alpha and Omega$134,441-6%2,303-322$58$19,365,7563Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$70,259-5%625-282$112$288,617,96012Warner Bros.
2Catfish$55,318-1%13679$407$1,790,6003Universal / Rogue
3Takers$53,296-8%773-640$69$56,331,0636Sony / Screen Gems
4Eat Pray Love$40,944-8%398-457$103$79,827,2258Sony / Columbia
5The Other Guys$29,816-11%566-481$53$117,791,5959Sony / Columbia
6Despicable Me$27,780-8%463-147$60$246,179,75513Universal
7The Expendables$22,490-11%410-442$55$102,585,9338Lionsgate
8The American$21,395-16%374-941$57$35,269,2435Focus
9Machete$20,953-10%314-368$67$26,268,7795Fox
10Dinner for Schmucks$17,716-2%261-62$68$72,862,00210Paramount / DreamWorks
11Lottery Ticket$14,669-10%302-68$49$24,292,9267Warner Bros.
12Vampires Suck$12,2689%261-154$47$36,398,6437Fox
13Nanny McPhee Returns$12,025-15%481-284$25$28,561,6407Universal
14The Last Exorcism$10,816-7%307-400$35$41,022,8856Lionsgate
15Scott Pilgrim vs. the World$7,225-7%120-113$60$31,516,5008Universal
16The Virginity Hit$6,859-8%434-266$16$556,7924Sony / Columbia
17The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$6,67111%141-83$47$300,430,81214Summit
18Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore$6,065-32%188-79$32$43,454,71810Warner Bros.
19Ramona and Beezus$3,939-14%161-30$24$25,985,38711Fox
20Going the Distance (2010)$3,928-5%121-354$32$17,678,1505Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 6 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting for 'Superman'$44,478-2%3430$1,308$723,9372Paramount Vantage
2Hubble 3D$33,0577%58--$570$16,250,00229Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Never Let Me Go$20,130-8%4317$468$784,3033Fox Searchlight
4Buried$12,631-5%3322$383$274,6432Lionsgate
5Jack Goes Boating$12,008-4%7942$152$305,4633Relativity / Overture
6Under the Sea 3D$6,82447%180$379$24,354,41686Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Kids Are All Right$6,33132%64-43$99$20,749,04813Focus
8Winter's Bone$6,23117%78-4$80$6,138,75317Roadside Attractions
9Piranha 3D$4,942-12%9529$52$24,915,9877Weinstein Company
10The Tillman Story$4,3120%270$160$645,7107Weinstein Company
11The Concert$3,26840%213$156$620,05111Weinstein Company
12Avatar$3,161-24%19-10$166$760,287,76342Fox
13Flipped$1,504-5%35-71$43$1,743,7379Warner Bros.
14Bran Nue Dae$926-7%13-42$71$112,6354Freestyle Releasing
15The Disappearance of Alice Creed$260-38%31$87$162,5119Anchor Bay