NORTH AMERICA: ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Remains Comfortably In First On Tuesday With $5.99M; ‘Hot Pursuit’ Takes Second With $1.29M

Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $5.99 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth straight day. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Marvel was up 11 percent over Monday and down 54 percent from last Tuesday. In comparison, 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers increased 7 percent on it second Tuesday to gross $8.48 million, while 2013’s Iron Man 3 increased 12 percent on its second Tuesday to gross $5.16 million. With a twelve-day gross of $324.79 million, Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 17 percent behind the $389.47 million twelve-day take of The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $294.72 million twelve-day haul of Iron Man 3.

Warner’s Hot Pursuit held steady in a distant second place with $1.29 million. The comedy from MGM and New Line starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara was up 35 percent over Monday’s performance. Despite the nice daily hold on Tuesday, Hot Pursuit continues to perform softer than expected with a modest five-day start of $16.19 million. The film is currently running just behind the $16.41 million five-day take of 2011’s Something Borrowed.

Lionsgate’s The Age of Adaline took in $0.679 million to remain in third. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively was up a strong 36 percent over Monday and down a slim 16 percent from last Tuesday. The Age of Adaline has grossed a very solid $32.93 million through 19 days of release.

Ex Machina continued to claim fourth place on Tuesday with an estimated $0.511 million. A24’s critically acclaimed sci-fi film was up 16 percent over Monday and up a very impressive 50 percent over last Tuesday. Ex Machina has grossed $16.71 million in 33 days thanks in part to strong holding power.

Furious 7 rounded out the day’s unchanged top five with $0.479 million. The seventh installment of Universal’s blockbuster action franchise increased 18 percent from Monday and was down a healthy 22 percent from last Tuesday. The 40-day total gross for Furious 7 stands at a massive $339.44 million.