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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' conquers weekend box office again

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:30

''Avengers: Age of Ultron'' rules the North American box office for a second weekend, while Reese Witherspoon's newly-released ''Hot Pursuit'' flops. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The super hero film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron", does it again... Coming in first at the North American box office a week after its debut -- picking up $77.2 million in ticket sales. That makes it the second biggest sophomore weekend in movie history. It's also the second fastest film to clear the 300 million mark -- earning a total of $312.9 million so far. But it hasn't quite topped the performance of its predecessor -- 2012's "The Avengers". Moviegoers were far less keen on "Hot Pursuit" -- landing in theaters this week with a flop. Reese Witherspoon plays an uptight police officer charged with protecting the widow of a mob boss, played by Sofia Vergara. Critics were harsh ahead of its opening. And in the end, it fared worse than projected, with just $13.3 million. Holding over from previous weeks, "Age of Adaline" in which Blake Lively plays a woman who never ages. It brought in $5.6 million for a third place finish.

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' conquers weekend box office again

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:30