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 Thu, Jun. 7 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow White and the Huntsman$4,074,840-4%3,773--$1,080$75,478,6851Universal
2Men in Black 3$2,555,9392%4,2480$602$122,005,3742Sony / Columbia
3Marvel's The Avengers$1,974,1796%3,670-248$538$561,050,7255Disney
4The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$585,958-1%1,29461$453$27,773,5795Fox Searchlight
5What to Expect When You're Expecting$576,9102%2,907-114$198$33,035,3723Lionsgate
6Battleship$534,4803%3,144-558$170$57,543,8053Universal
7The Dictator$493,216-2%2,649-365$186$53,038,5403Paramount
8Dark Shadows$431,2858%3,002-402$144$72,375,6334Warner Bros.
9Chernobyl Diaries$357,319-4%2,4330$147$16,110,2612Warner Bros.
10The Hunger Games$225,68610%1,099-322$205$399,200,32211Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jun. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1For Greater Glory$171,8156%757--$227$2,594,1971ARC Entertainment
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$75,09712%585-299$128$28,832,8946Sony / Columbia
3Think Like a Man$64,7895%509-277$127$89,979,5417Sony / Screen Gems
4Mirror Mirror$58,8989%357-65$165$63,134,10610Relativity Media
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$51,9753%315-75$165$211,690,65514Universal
6Crooked Arrows$43,7147%327260$134$1,339,8373Branded/Peck Films
7The Lucky One (2012)$39,0586%404-211$97$59,121,9007Warner Bros.
8The Three Stooges$29,648-4%285-40$104$42,867,1688Fox
9Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$24,843-20%155-20$160$103,453,52017Warner Bros. / New Line
10Rowdy Rathore$22,161-28%120--$185$511,3191UTV Communications
11Wrath of the Titans$20,8353%205-50$102$83,306,67710Warner Bros.
12The Five-Year Engagement$20,1703%218-56$93$28,368,0606Universal
13The Cabin in the Woods$14,819-3%136-67$109$41,227,6928Lionsgate
14Safe (2012)$13,447-2%17563$77$16,997,1886Lionsgate
15High School$10,583-17%200--$53$133,0951Anchor Bay Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jun. 7 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$95,325-8%1612$5,958$2,171,3312Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$64,85013%500$1,297$3,009,0827Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$35,9333%5046$719$629,4422Weinstein Company
4Born to Be Wild 3D$21,448-13%33-1$650$19,304,95161Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Piranha 3DD$17,391-9%86--$202$278,4641Weinstein Company
6Bully (2012)$9,820-39%88-16$112$3,446,94710Weinstein Company
7Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$6,4401%60-27$107$9,047,98013CBS Films
8Titanic 3D$6,1554%5210$118$57,884,1149Paramount
9The Artist$5,84317%8767$67$44,636,42228Weinstein Company
10Sound of My Voice$4,090-4%486$85$377,9316Fox Searchlight
11Girl in Progress$3,400-4%50-93$68$2,525,6114Lionsgate / Pantelion
12The Raven$2,737-1%61-50$45$15,803,1386Relativity Media
13Act of Valor$681134%19-20$36$70,012,84715Relativity Media
14Friends With Kids$665-1%8--$83$7,248,06713Roadside Attractions
15Undefeated$3973%60$66$562,21816Weinstein Company
16Red Tails$24193%5-2$48$49,876,37720Fox