Box Office: ‘Avengers’ Sequel Launches with $9.5 Million Overseas

Avengers Box Office International Hits $9.5
Courtesy of Marvel

Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has started to conquer the world. The Marvel tentpole, which opens May 1 in the U.S., earned $9.5 million in its first day of release at the international box office.

The superhero tentpole is expected to earn nearly $175 million overseas this weekend.

On Wednesday, it launched in 11 foreign territories, including Italy and the Philippines.

In France, it was the highest opening day of the year with $2.7 million.

Directed by Joss Whedon, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” rolls out to 55% of the international market on Thursday, including South Korea, UK, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Germany and Argentina.

The first “Avengers” $1.5 billion worldwide–almost $900 million of which came from foreign ticket sales.

“Ultron” is expected to surpass the original’s colossal earnings around the globe.

Next weekend, when it debuts in the U.S., it will likely eclipse the record-setting $207.4 million to which the first “Avengers” debuted in 2012.

Produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige, the superhero mashup stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner.

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  1. Alex Svensek says:

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to shit all over those cheesy Avengers!

  2. All I can say is Avengers Age of Ultron is a better movie than The Avengers … the trailers they have shown is just the tip of the ice berg baby with all the surprises you will see … Joss Whedon is a master storyteller … I believe the record of Avatar being the highest grossing film so far at $ 2.787 Billion dollars will be broken with this Marvel movie :P

  3. For a comic strip that originated in America and features Americans in the roles and even has Captain America- why are we not the first to get to see it???????

  4. jely says:

    Just saw it. What a great movie!!!!

  5. suraj says:

    I really want to watch avenger …..
    This sequel is awesome…..

  6. Tracy says:

    I’m so excited! I bought my tickets 6 weeks ago for the double feature.. Avengers & Avengers: Age of Ulton back to back in 3D…. 5.5 hours of Avengers Marvelous Wonder!! <3

  7. Leo Sans says:

    My Body Is Ready. Bring on The Age of Ultron!!

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