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`Avengers' sequel tops charts, crushes `Hot Pursuit'


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The "Age of Ultron" is not over. The Avengers sequel has topped the domestic box office for the second week with an estimated $77.2 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The film has earned a staggering $312.9 million in just 10 days in theaters.

While a wild success by any measure, the film is still lagging behind the record-setting precedent of 2012's "The Avengers," which made $103.1 million in its second weekend in theatres.

"Hot Pursuit," meanwhile, failed to make a significant mark at the box office in its debut weekend, earning a less-than-impressive $13.3 million, according to weekend estimates. The Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara buddy comedy was projected to earn at least $18 million out of the gates.

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