Avengers: Age of Ultron box office – $27.6 million opening night

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Captain America and ThorAs expected, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is already laying waste to the box office with an Ultron army siege of Thursday night theaters that brought in $27.6 million

It took ‘The Avengers‘ only two days to reach $100 million in the more traditional Friday to Saturday comparison and it earned $18.7 million in opening night screenings so ‘Ultron’ is on an scorching pace to topple its predecessor.

Avengers - Age of Ultron - UltronThe Avengers are eying the $91 million ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘ brought in and that target looks well within range.

While the first film was a massive hit with critics earning a 92% freshness rating on rottentomatoes.com, the sequel has only managed 75% freshness. That’s doubtful to hurt the opening weekend, but it’ll be interesting to see if the newness has worn off for some audience members after the anticipated blockbuster opening weekend.

I’ll keep following this all weekend as I’m curious just how many box office records get shattered.

  • Barry Murray

    Here’s hoping it does very well. We are already on course for Kevin Fiege’s dream of a whole new Marvel movie every three months. And that’s something i can get behind. Although i don’t care for the characters any more now than i did before, even i can put aside my pride and say i even enjoyed Guardians Of The Galaxy when i eventually saw it. So they are doing it well.

  • Fred

    I think AOU could top 70 million today alone and add the Thursday night previews we could be looking at the first 100 million dollar day for a film, we’ll soon find out. Even though it’s at 75% on RT that still represents strong reviews imo, just not as good as the first one. interestingly enough the reviews have actually grown stronger over the past few days, a couple days ago AOU was around 70% on RT so the reviews have actually started picking up some more steam recently. I’ll judge for myself when I see it in a few hours, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing it without question.

  • Yes. I was thinking this is the last year Marvel gets the run of comic book movies what with DC’s plan to release two a year.

  • That would be crazy, wouldn’t it?

    I think critics are just starting to have these huge expectations, but comic fans are going to like it much more.

  • Barry Murray

    That will only pan out if DC starts making good product. They have been hit or miss in the past. Here’s hoping they hit this time.

  • The competition will only make it better for us! 🙂

  • Fred

    I wonder about some of these film critics at times, not necessarily because of some their opinions because they are certainly entitled to them. I mean a good deal of the reviews I read we’re complaining about how the film was overstuffed with superheroes, duh it’s a superhero team up film dummies haha. I’ve yet to see the film so I can’ judge it’s merits, but I know you have a pretty strong taste in movies Jeff and I respect your opinions on them. I wonder sometimes if some film critics are trying to wave their fingers at the super hero genre and trying to give their little backlash on them.