At one point in the day, Deadline was receiving estimates that showed that Age of Ultron would break Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2's opening day record with $94-$97 million and go on to make $220 million over the weekend. That number was dialed back during the early morning hours, and right now, projections at Deadline are calling for an $85 million Friday and a $202 million weekend total. Prognosticators are citing a mix of slightly muted reviews, a heavy front load and the Saturday night fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather that could attract a significant amount of fans from the movie. I still think that there's a shot for Age of Ultron to break the opening weekend record and I know that Disney will do everything in its power to make sure this film breaks every record in the book. However, there's nothing to be disappointed about here. This is still a massive total and the film will go on to make well over $1 billion worldwide. More on Avengers: Age of Ultron later this weekend including my review of the film and a full box office breakdown on Sunday.
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