Avengers: Age of Ultron surpassed even its own studio’s expectations with a huge $201.2 million box office across 44 territories this weekend. Disney had projected that the movie would open at $175 million overseas, according to Variety.
The Avengers sequel will likely continue to soar this week. After premiering in about half the international marketplace this weekend—in markets like the U.K., France, Russia and Australia—the film will debut in the United States on May 1. Analysts expect it to beat the first Avenger film’s record-breaking $207.4 million U.S. debut. Popular online movie ticket vendor Fandango began selling seats to the highly-anticipated movie a full two months before its premiere date.
- The Biggest Moments From the Second Republican Debate
- Rooftop Solar Power Has a Dark Side
- Death and Desperation Take Over the World's Largest Refugee Camp
- Right-Wing's New Aim: a Parallel Economy
- Is It Flu, COVID-19, or RSV? Navigating At-Home Tests
- Kerry Washington: The Story of My Abortion
- How Canada and India's Relationship Crumbled
- Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time