Disney’s highly-anticipated sequel ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ dominated the box-office this weekend. The superhero themed action-film brought in over $187M at the domestic box-office, taking the number-one spot on the charts. The latest Marvel film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, all returning to the series as the popular Avengers team. The film was directed by Joss Whedon. The second film has the Avengers team at odds with one-another, fighting over a government regulation that will require that all superheroes register their powers and identity with an oversight committee. Things only get worse for the peacekeeping team when Ultron appears to destroy the human race.
At number two this week is the Lionsgate drama ‘The Age Of Adaline,’ the film earned another $6.25M at across the country in its second-weekend. The film has now earned over $23.4M domestically. The film stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford. Lee Toland Krieger directed the film, working from a screenplay that he wrote with J. Mills Goodloe.
Still in the top-three this week is the Universal film ‘Furious 7.’ The film managed to drive-away with another $6.1M in domestic earnings. The film has earned over $330M since it was released back in April. Dropping to fourth place this weekend was the Sony sequel ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ starring Kevin James and Nick Bakay. The film brought-in another $5,5M for the studio over the weekend, raising the domestic total to over $51M to-date.
Rounding out the top-five for the week is the animated-comedy ‘Home’ from 20th Century Fox. The film, which stars ‘The Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons, along with Rihanna and Steve Martin, earned an additional $3.3M in theaters across the country. The popular animated project has earned over $158M domestically since it was released back in March.
Other notable mentions outside of the top-five this week go to the Disney film ‘Cinderella,’ the film came in sixth-place overall and nears the $200M domestic-total goal with $193M.
The extended release of ‘Ex Machina’ is also doing well in theaters, the A24 Films release crossed the $10M mark in domestic earnings this week with the film’s latest $2,230,576 gain. Also in thriller category, the horror-film ‘Unfriended’ has earned over $28.5M domestically, nearing the $30M mark.