Avengers: Age of Ultron still ruling US box office
11 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Captain America and Thor, played by Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron has topped the US and Canada box office for a second weekend, taking $77m (£50m) – more than five times the earnings of its closest rival, action comedy Hot Pursuit.
The poorly-reviewed buddy movie, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, made $13.3m (£8.6m) to take second place.
The Avengers sequel has now taken $313m (£203m) in just 10 days in the US.
It is the joint second fastest film to pass $300m, tying with The Dark Knight.
The first film in the Avengers series, which features Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow, reached that mark in just nine days in 2012.
Warner Bros admitted Hot Pursuit’s opening weekend total was “a little lighter” than it had hoped, with the studio having estimated takings of $18m (£11.7m) or higher.
“Critics were very tough on Hot Pursuit,” said Paul Dergarabedian from box office analysts Rentrak.
“It was a formula [that] for whatever reason didn’t resonate with the critics, and I think that had an impact on its box office.”
Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon as a police officer assigned to protect a mobster’s wife, played by Sofia Vergara
Mr Dergarabedian added: “Ultron is just so big, …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment