UPDATED MAY 11: Marvel Studios and Disney celebrated as Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed a confirmed $77.7m to retain pole position with ease as Warner Bros’ Hotel Pursuit flopped in second place.
Ultron stands at $313.4m after two sessions and delivered the second highest second weekend gross in industry history behind only the 2012 original, which took $103.1m in its second weekend.
The film stands at $875.4m worldwide and will not take long to cross $1bn given that it arrives in China on Tuesday.
Ultron also become the joint second fastest film to cross $300m in North American in 10 days, tying with The Dark Knight and trailing The Avengers, which accomplished the feat in nine days in 2012.
Warner Bros female comedy Hot Pursuit starring Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon disappointed on a $13.9m debut from 3,003 theatres.
Overall box office for the top 12 amounted to $122.3m and dropped 46% against last weekend when Ultron opened. Compared to $126.8m a year ago when Neighbors debuted at number one on $49m, the session fell 3.4%.
The Age Of Adaline held well at number three and stands at $31.8m, while Ex Machina ranks sixth on $15.8m after five sessions after expanding by 725 venues to 2,004 through A24.
IFC opened Jack Black and James Marsden comedy The D Train on $447,524 from 1,009, while true-life drama Noble arrived on $231,319 from 175 via Aspiration Media.
Roadside Attractions opened its zombie drama Maggie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin on $131,175 from 79 venues. Focus debuted the Morgan Freeman-Diane Keaton drama 5 Flights Up on $238,491 from 87 sites.
This week’s wide releases are Cannes out-of-competition entry Mad Max: Fury Road via Warner Bros starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult; and Universal’s comedy Pitch Perfect 2 directed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.
Confirmed top 10 North America May 8-10 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (1) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Buena Vista-Marvel Studios) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $77.7m $313.4m
2 (-) Hot Pursuit (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $13.9m –
3 (3) The Age Of Adaline (Lionsgate) Lakeshore International, Sierra/Affinity $5.8m $31.8m
4 (2) Furious 7 (Universal) Universal Pictures International $5.4m $338.6m
5 (4) Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Columbia) Sony Pictures Releasing International $5.3m $58.2m
6 (7) Ex Machina (A24) Universal Pictures International $3.5m $15.8m
7 (5) Home (Fox-DreamWorks Animation) Fox International $3.1m $162.2m
8 (10) Woman In Gold (TWC) TWC International $1.7m $27.1m
9 (6) Cinderella (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $1.68m $196.3m
10 (8) Unfriended (Universal) Universal Pictures International $1.5m $30.9m