The second part of the film "Avengers" earned the notable figure of 187.7
million dollars in its debut this weekend to achieve the second highest grossing
of all time, according to estimates released Sunday Rentrak.
But "Avengers: Age of Ultron" did not exceed the record of the first film in
the series that debuted with 207.4 million dollars in 2012.
Although "Ultron" was the only wide release this weekend, it had significant
competition on the small screen: the Kentucky Derby, the NBA playoffs and the
fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The figures could change when final figures are ready on Monday, but for
Disney head of distribution Dave Hollis, was a "spectacular results".
The film was shown at four thousand 276 rooms with a disaggregated public 59%
male and 41% under 25 years.
"Having the second collection in the history of cinema will always be
gratifying," he said.
Marvel and Disney now have three weekend debuts most successful, with
"Avengers" and its continuation in the top two spots, and "Iron Man 3" in third
Hollis saw it as a "confirmation" that these films "provide events and
characters and build worlds that attract the attention of crowds."
Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak analyst said that "given the level of competition
this weekend in the sports world, the result reveals that the film remains firm
against all other options."
The rest of the list of highest grossing films was much lower.