The Marvel saga “Avengers: The era of Ultron” became the second film with the biggest box office success in the film history of the US and Canada during the first weekend of its release, raising 187.7 million dollars. Unfortunately, this figure could not overcome the premiere of its first film, “The Avengers,” which grossed 207.4 million dollars three years ago, according to data from Exhibitor Relations.
Sporting events such as the duel between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao or the NBA playoffs could be the reasons why the film had not collected a higher amount. Jeff Bock, analyst at Exhibitor Relations, said that this installment lacked the “novelty factor” of the first film, because this heralded the gathering of the popular superheroes. “It was going to be hard to top the first film,” Bock said in statements to AFP.