The most anticipated film of the summer stormed into theaters this weekend. While it started out of the gate ahead of its predecessor, it fell short of the largest domestic opening of all time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron scored $84.5 million on Friday to edge out the first movie’s $80.8 million. However, by the end of the weekend, it fell behind and generated an estimated $187.7 million debut.
The first Avengers is still the only film in history to make more than $200 million during it’s first frame. Some are attributing the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight as being a contributing factor for the decline.
Blake Lively’s romantic drama, Age of Adaline, fell 53 percent during its sophomore weekend, notching another $6.3 million for a cume of $23.4 million. After four weeks on top, Vin Diesel and company fell to third place, earning an additional $6.1 million to Furious 7’s mammoth total. Currently, the racing flick is the fourth-highest grossing film of all time.
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