‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ makes easy work of ‘Hot Pursuit’ to take the weekend box office

(Photo courtesy of Marvel/Buena Vista)
(Photo courtesy of Marvel/Buena Vista)

It turned out to be not much of a Hot Pursuit after all as Avengers 2 easily held off the Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara comedy to retain the top spot at the weekend box office.

Despite a $110 million drop off from its opening week, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron still managed to beat Hot Pursuit by approximately $64 million by pulling in an addition $77 million. As the only new release to open in the top 10, Hot Pursuit fared moderately well with $13 million earned. The Age of Adaline held down the third spot with $5.6 million added to its total. Blockbuster Furious 7 placed fourth this week with another $5.2 million brought in. And rounding out the top five was the Kevin James’ led Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which earned an additional $5.1 million.

Of note, the movies that placed 8-13 this week were separated by less that $600,000, including George Tillman Jr.’s romance The Longest Ride which placed 11th with $1.3 million and Kevin Hart’s Get Hard which landed at 13 with $1.05 million.

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below.

1. Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – $77M

2. Hot Pursuit $13M

3. The Age of Adaline $5.6M

4. Furious 7   $5.2M

5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 $5.1M

6. Ex Machina   $3.4M

7. Home $3M

8. Woman in Gold $1.6M

9. Cinderella  $1.5M

10. Unfriended  – $1.4M

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