The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been declared to be the second biggest opening of all time in the United States, according to the estimates of Rentrak on Sunday. Read on for more details.
The sequel has taken in a hefty US$187.7 million during its debut on the weekend, reported The Huffington Post. This means that although the Avengers may be strong, they weren’t strong enough to beat their own record. In 2012, the first Avengers film has debuted with US$207.4 million.
Although the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was the only newcomer that has been released on the weekend, it did have significant onscreen competition. This included the NBA playoffs, the Kentucky Derby and the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. According to Daily News, the numbers could roll in by Monday for the Marvel and Disney film. However, Dave Hollis, head of the distribution for Disney, said the weekend sales were a spectacular result for the film.
Hollis also added that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was in a rare air. He also said that anybody would be happy to walk away. It was after hitting the second largest opening during the weekend in the movie industry’s history. He also added the moment for the Marvel and Disney film is something that should be admired.
The sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was reported to have cost a hefty US$250 million to produce. It played on more than 4,000 screens where 59% of those who watched it were males while 41% were females under 25 years old. We can also say the future success for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is almost at hand.
Meanwhile, both studios dominates the top three opening weekends in the history of movie business with the first “Avengers” film and its sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Iron Man 3”. Hollis said this showed how the movies confirmed bringing a completely different kind of making films in the industry. He also added that movie going has held the top spot considering a lot of competition in the sporting world over the weekend.
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