Los Angeles: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' held its position atop the North American box office for the second week and has so far grossed USD 875 million in ticket earnings around the world.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' poster. Pic/Santa Banta
The Disney/Marvel movie was on track to take USD 77.2 million this three-day weekend, which would be a decrease of 60 percent from its opening take of USD 191 million.
For the second-week running, 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' got a total of USD 312.9 million in North America, Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing Rentrak.
IMAX theatres contributed more than USD 29 million to its total revenue.
Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, this gross represented the second-largest second-weekend gross of all-time, only behind the USD 103.1 million for the second-weekend take of its predecessor, Marvel's 2012 'The Avengers'.
Among its USD 875 million worldwide gross, the overseas market took up USD 562 million.
Analysts said that its debut in Japan and China next week will further adding from foreign coffers.
Warner's female comedy 'Hot Pursuit' debuted in second place with an estimated USD 13.3 million of ticket earnings. The comedy film, shown in 3,003 theaters, stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofa Vergara.
'Hot Pursuit' got a poor six percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a "C+" grade on CinemaScore. The audience breakdown for the film skewed towards female moviegoers (62 percent) and towards moviegoers over the age of 25 (82 percent).
The Blake Lively fantasy romance, 'The Age of Adaline', came in third place in its third week, with a weekend gross of USD 5.6 million.
Rounding out the 10 most popular movies in the US and Canada this weekend were 'Furious 7' (USD 5.3 million), 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' (USD 5.2 million), 'Ex Machina' (USD3.5 million), 'Home' (USD 3 million), 'Woman In Gold' (USD1.7 million), 'Cinderella' (USD 1.6 million) and 'Unfriended' (USD 1.4 million).
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