Today, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will cross the $1 billion mark in its 24th day of global release. It is Marvel Studios’ third billion-dollar film, alongside Marvel’s The Avengers and Iron Man 3, and the eighth Disney release to surpass this threshold. As early as today, Avengers: Age of Ultron will become the highest grossing film of 2015 domestically, and it is already the second biggest movie of the year internationally and globally.
Avengers: Age of Ultron began opening internationally on April 22 and has grossed $990M globally through May 14, including $656M from international markets. The film’s top territories are South Korea ($76M), China ($69M), UK ($63M), Mexico ($41M), Brazil ($39M), and Russia ($32M). Highlights include:
· #1 debut in every market
· Biggest opening weekend ever in Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Philippines, Ecuador, Bolivia; biggest Western debut ever in South Korea, Peru
· May 12 debut of $34M in China marked Disney/Marvel’s biggest opening day ever there and the highest non-weekend opening day ever
Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted May 1 in the U.S. and Canada with $191.3M, the second biggest opening weekend of all time, behind only Marvel’s The Avengers. The film has now grossed $333M through May 14 and is one of only three films to surpass the $300M mark within 10 days. The film opens in Japan on July 4.
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