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Avengers sequel secures second best opening weekend ever

The Avengers sequel has blasted to the top of the U.S. box office with the second-best opening weekend haul ever.

Avengers: Age of Ultron has pulled in a staggering $187.7 million (GBP125 million) since opening on Thursday night (30Apr15).


Ironically, the film's predecessor, The Avengers, remains the only movie to rake in over $200 million (GBP133 million) in its opening weekend. Marvel now has the three best opening weekends ever - Iron Man 3 made $174.1 million (GBP116 million) when it debuted in May, 2013.


This weekend's second-placed film, Blake Lively's Age of Adaline, is a distant number two, taking in $6.3 million (GBP4.2 million) at the U.S. box office and four-week champ Furious 7 falls to three with $6.1 million (GBP4 million).


The fast-paced action movie has now made over $330 million (GBP200) at the U.S. box office and $1.4 billion globally.