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“AGE OF ULTRON”: IT COULDA BEEN A CONTENDER

May 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If it hadn’t been for Saturday night’s pay-per-view bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the running of the Kentucky Derby on Sunday and the NBA playoffs, Marvel/Disney’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron might easily have nabbed the title of the all-time opening-weekend champ in Hollywood history. As it was, the movie’s $187.7 million North American debut had to settle for second best, behind the $207.4-million debut of The Avengers in 2012.

TheWrap.com: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Soars to $188 Million, but Record Bid Is Knocked Out

CNN Money: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” hauls in second biggest box office opening ever