Hot Pursuit hunts down Ultron at the box-office with $13 million
With only a few movies opening this weekend it’s no surprise that Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” maintained its lofty position at the top of the box-office this weekend. The Disney sequel earned an additional $77.2M at the domestic box-office over the weekend, soaring to just under $313M to date.
Opening this weekend at number two is the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy “Hot Pursuit” starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara. The film earned an estimated $13.3M across the country this weekend, and follows a by-the-book cop that tries to protect the widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. The film was directed by Anne Fletcher, working from a script written by David Feeney and John Quaintance.
The Lionsgate drama “Age Of Adaline” continued to do well at the box-office this week. The film, starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford, was directed by Lee Toland Krieger. J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz wrote the screenplay to the film, which brought-in another $5.6M at the domestic box-office over the weekend. That brings the film’s domestic total to just over $31.5M since the film’s release.
“Furious 7” from Universal Pictures reached the number-four spot at the box-office with $5.2M over the weekend. The film has already earned over $338.4 since the project was released back in April. Rounding out the top-five this weekend was the Sony Pictures comedy “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” with $5.2M at the box-office. The comedy, starring Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez and Eduardo Verástegui, has earned $58M since the film’s April premiere.
Missing the top-five but worth a mention is the A24 thriller “Ex Machina” at number six with $3.5M over the weekend. Also doing well is the horror-thriller “Unfriended” from Universal. The teen-thriller earned an additional $1.4M at the box-office the weekend, raising the film’s domestic total to just under $31M to-date.