'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 Mon, May. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$4,615,742-78%4,2530$1,085$289,562,4412Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$4,363,167-66%3,535--$1,234$54,448,3511Warner Bros.
3Pain and Gain$470,801-69%3,30316$143$42,080,0303Paramount
4Oblivion (2013)$360,115-72%2,770-660$130$82,266,3954Universal
542 (2013)$327,267-78%2,930-415$112$84,997,3555Warner Bros.
6Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$303,254-82%2,041--$149$4,914,7881Lionsgate
7The Croods$191,431-85%2,650-265$72$173,415,9368Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Big Wedding$191,190-80%2,298-335$83$18,469,2433Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$46,770-66%1,007-850$46$30,660,7425Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$220,672-73%852276$259$8,779,2503Roadside Attractions
2The Place Beyond the Pines$77,527-64%669-493$116$20,086,3967Focus
3Olympus Has Fallen$74,411-69%836-796$89$96,693,5538FilmDistrict
4Oz: The Great and Powerful$59,612-79%774-386$77$230,320,16510Disney
5Jurassic Park 3D$52,505-76%653-327$80$44,805,3506Universal
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$47,149-72%750-1054$63$119,811,4437Paramount
7Jack the Giant Slayer$18,725-78%281-54$67$64,501,63811Warner Bros. / New Line
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$18,074-75%278-226$65$51,717,5687Lionsgate
9The Host (2013)$15,533-65%30111$52$26,381,5697Open Road
10Identity Thief$14,085-78%279-21$50$133,728,67514Universal
11Silver Linings Playbook$12,266-67%323-145$38$131,939,74126Weinstein Company
12The Sapphires$12,021-75%118-5$102$1,849,7908Weinstein Company
13Snitch (2013)$10,507-74%188-27$56$42,698,01312Lionsgate / Summit
15Escape From Planet Earth$5,363-84%254-3$21$55,346,08113Weinstein Company
16Side Effects (2013)$4,128-61%108-57$38$32,158,53814Open Road
17Safe Haven$3,644-68%124-45$29$71,285,35413Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Girl Rising$18,730779%6324$297$1,167,02710Gathr Films
2Kon-Tiki$8,557-69%228$389$234,0543Weinstein Company
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$6,402-59%2319$278$113,1822eOne Films US
4No One Lives$6,375-51%53--$120$54,1761Anchor Bay Films
5To the Arctic 3D$6,255-46%520$120$12,451,33556Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Born to Be Wild 3D$5,87795%300$196$22,622,195110Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Filly Brown$5,501-81%92-112$60$2,731,2174Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$4,869-72%4323$113$147,7542Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Stories We Tell$3,910-44%2--$1,955$30,9631Roadside Attractions
10Life of Pi$3,409-77%70-29$49$124,820,83925Fox
11Quartet$3,328-77%59-27$56$18,162,23118Weinstein Company
12From Up on Poppy Hill$3,113-75%37-2$84$900,2249GKIDS
13Trance$2,990-52%40-46$75$2,271,6826Fox Searchlight
14Spring Breakers$2,116-12%16-27$132$14,032,8549A24
15Dark Skies$1,891-64%290$65$17,389,60212Weinstein / Dimension
1621 And Over$1,710-55%37-45$46$25,677,47511Relativity Media
17A Good Day to Die Hard$1,508-71%50-22$30$67,325,11613Fox
18Starbuck$1,035-56%9-19$115$3,778,6058eOne Films US
19The Lords of Salem$608-55%15-35$41$1,164,1164Anchor Bay Films
20Not Today$499-71%52$100$159,6295Freestyle Releasing
21Emperor$496-73%10-10$50$3,319,85210Roadside Attractions
22The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$327-90%6-4$55$549,95911Methinx Entertainment
23Django Unchained$170-55%5-7$34$162,804,81820Weinstein Company
24Camp (2013)$168-65%3-9$56$315,12612Freestyle Releasing
25The Painting (2013)$168-81%1--$168$3,7951GKIDS