Cartoons at the box office: The “Age of Ultron-of-Cash” continues

The box office continues to be in the “Age of Ultron,” as the Avengers sequel once again is #1, earning another whopping $77.2 million (-59.6% from last weekend). Its totals now stand at $312.6 million domestic, $562.4 million overseas, and $875 million globally. There’s been some observations that based on its box office decline, the film might be “merely” an “Iron Man 3” than the original “Avengers.” Never mind that “Iron Man 3” raked in $409 million domestically and $1.2 billion globally when it was all done.

Elsewhere, “Furious 7” came in fourth place, earning another $5.3 million (-20.7%). Its totals now stand at $338.4 million domestic, $1.13 billion overseas, and $1.466 billion globally.

In sixth place, and with a wider release, is “Ex Machina,” which earned $3.5 million (+51.8%). The British thriller about an artificially intelligent android has earned $15.7 million domestically, $8.7 million overseas, and $24.5 million globally.

In seventh place is “Home,” which made another $3 million (-13.6%). Its totals to date are $162.1 million domestic, $168.1 million overseas, and $330.2 million globally. It’s now surpassed the domestic box office take for “Shark Tale,” and should soon surpass the domestic total of “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Reaching “How to Train Your Dragon 2″”s domestic total seems doubtful, but still, it all confirms “Home” as a success for DreamWorks. Perhaps we’ll see “Home 2?”

Dropping to ninth place is “Cinderella,” which made another $1.6 million (-42.7%). The film’s earned $196.2 million domestically, $316.9 million overseas, and $513.1 million globally.

Opening next week are two films, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the attempt at reviving the “Mad Max” film series, and comedy sequel “Pitch Perfect 2.”

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