“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will dwarf the competition for the second weekend in a row even after falling sharply from its $191.3 million debut.
The super-team follow-up fell short of its predecessor’s opening numbers, and it will also struggle to keep pace with its second weekend numbers. The first “Avengers” movie did a torrid $103 million in its sophomore weekend after debuting to a record-torching $207.4 million. Mid-week sales have been cooler for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The first film pulled in $18.9 million on the first Monday after opening, while the sequel generated $13.2 million on the same day. Look for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to capture first place with $85 million.
“The fall off is more than expected,” said Phil Contrino, chief analyst and vice president at BoxOffice.com. “The first one was such a big deal to see the superheroes come together for the the first time. With the sequel there wasn’t the same kind of enthusiasm.”