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Avengers: Age of Ultron Sets Box Office Record for Biggest Sequel to Fail to Live up to the Original

Written by Jude Terror on Sunday, May 03 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Avengers: Age of Ultron Sets Box Office Record for Biggest Sequel to Fail to Live up to the Original

The movie earned $187 million, down from Avengers' all time high $207 million dollar take in 2012.

Source: Uproxx

Shattering all previous records, Marvel's blockbuster Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, became the biggest sequel ever to fail to live up to its predecessor on opening weekend, according to a report from internet blight Uproxx. The movie earned an estimated $187 million, putting it at the second largest opening weekend of all time, but failing to live up to the $207 million the first Avengers film earned in 2012. The film was originally projected to bring in $200 million, but poor word of mouth suggested that the movie, while thoroughly entertaining, was not quite as good as the first one. "I liked this big budget Hollywood blockbuster franchise before it was cool," reported several disgruntled hipsters who probably contributed to the film's impressive but still lower than expected performance.

In international box office sums, Avengers: Age of Ultron has earned over $626 million dollars, which is a heck of a lot of money, but still less than the $641 million that Avengers had at roughly the same point. "Total satisfaction at having made a sizeable profit and entertained millions of theatergoers is how I'd describe the feeling," said Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in reference to the box office results, "combined with a nagging sense of inadequacy."

Industry analysts speculated that the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may have provided tough competition for the movie, with box office takes down as much as 50% in cities with large Hispanic populations. Coincidentally, like Age of Ultron's battle to become the as successful as its predecessor, the Mayweather/Pacquiao bout failed to end in a knockout. When inflation is taken into account, Age of Ultron's extremely financially successful debut seems all the more depressing.


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