Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron has dominated the weekend ticket sales once again.

Avengers: Age of Ultron has dominated the weekend US ticket sales once again. The Marvel feature took in $77.2 million with American theatregoers over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $312 million. Avengers: Age of Ultron, which cost $250 million to produce, is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Joss Whedon. The superhero action-adventure has been a huge hit with international audiences too since its 1 May release, as it has earned $874.9 million worldwide so far. Age of Ultron boasts an all-star cast, as superstars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner are all part of the ensemble.

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Hot Pursuit however, did not live up to its name, as the action-comedy took second place with earnings of $13.3 million in its debut. The feature has major star power, as Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara serve as the leading ladies. Hot Pursuit centres on Officer Cooper (Reese), who has been tasked with protecting a drug dealer's widow, Daniella Riva (Sofía). The movie was made with a budget of $35 million by production companies New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Pacific Standard and it is distributed by Warner Bros.

The Age of Adaline came in third this week with gross ticket sales totalling $5.6 million. Blake Lively leads the historical drama, which was released on 24 April. In three weeks The Age of Adaline has amassed $36.6 million. It was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel and RatPac-Dune production companies for $25 million. The Age of Adaline centres on actress Blake’s character Adaline Bowman, a woman who must decide whether she should give up her immortality for love. Ellen Burstyn also stars in the film along with Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker.