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Avengers: Age of Ultron Scores 2nd Biggest Weekend Box Office

May 03, 2015

Marvel and Disney's Avengers: Age of Ultron pulled in a whopping $187.7 million at North American theaters over the weekend, scoring the second biggest in domestic box office history.

The Joss Whedon film has amassed $627 million globally in 12 days, Variety reports, and the new tally from box office tracker Rentrak means the superhero film's predecessor, The Avengers (2012), still holds onto the top domestic opening weekend of $207.4 million.

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Even though Age of Ultron seemed on track to claim the title—it had edged out the original film with an opening day gross of $84.5 million—potential moviegoers might've instead tuned into the Kentucky Derby, NBA playoffs or the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match.

But it's a victory nonetheless for Marvel Studios, which now lays claim to the top three biggest domestic opening weekends in history. Marvel's Iron Man 3 (2013) rounds out the top three at $174.1 million, with Warner Bros. Pictures' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) in fourth at $169.2 million.

This weekends remaining top 5 included The Age Of Adaline ($6.25 million), Furious 7 ($6.11 million), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 ($5.55 million) and Home ($3.3 million.)

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