Avengers: Age of Ultron Achieves Global Box-Office Domination With $44.8m in Opening Two Days

Friday, 24 April 2015 - 12:34PM
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Friday, 24 April 2015 - 12:34PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron Achieves Global Box-Office Domination With $44.8m in Opening Two Days
We in the US may have to wait until May 1st to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Marvel fans in other countries have already been flocking to theaters to see Joss Whedon's sequel over the last 2 days. Unsurprisingly, Age of Ultron has truly dominated box-office standings since it debuted yesterday, finishing top in all 26 territories it was released in.

In total, the past 2 days have seen the Avengers sequel rake in a whopping $44.8 million, but with a busy Friday evening ahead in markets such as the UK, Germany and France, that figure is expected to increase significantly. Since opening yesterday, Joss Whedon's movie has already secured the third highest Thursday haul in UK history, bringing in $5.4 million, which accounted for 84% of the country's total box office revenue for the day. Incidentally, Avengers: Age of Ultron's Thursday opening in the UK beat the efforts of the first Avengers movie, Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy, boosting hopes that when the movie hits the US it can outperform its predecessor with an opening of more than $207.4million.

In South Korea, Avengers: Age of Ultron took a 96% share of the box-office to smash the opening of Avengers by almost 150%.



By the end of the weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron will have opened in around 55% of international markets. If Joss Whedon's movie can continue its impressive early performance when it hits the domestic market, many believe it could end up breaking box-office records. But, whether or not it can hang on to those records beyond the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains to be seen. Either way, by the time the year is out, it looks increasingly likely that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the highest-grossing Marvel movie of all time.

If you're wondering what all the fuss is about, check out our Avengers: Age of Ultron review round-up to see what the critics thought about the latest installment in Marvel's cinematic universe.
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