“Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to attract crowds in China, where the Marvel sequel has earned a massive $210 million since opening in the People’s Republic two weeks ago.
The superhero adventure now ranks as the fourth highest-grossing film release in Chinese history. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” topped foreign charts this weekend largely on the strength of its performance in the world’s second largest market for film, earning $45.8 million. That brings its global haul to just shy of $1.3 billion.
Second place finisher “Mad Max: Fury Road” picked up $38.2 million in its second weekend from 70 markets, pushing the international haul past the $100 million mark. George Miller’s return to a futuristic world of dust, blood and scarcity has now earned $212 million globally. With an $150 million price tag and tens of millions in promotional and distribution expenses, “Mad Max: Fury Road” still has a lot of ground to cover before it’s profitable.
“Tomorrowland” is looking like a pricey disappointment. The science-fiction adventure bowed to an underwhelming $32.2 million domestically and failed to generate much more excitement overseas where it pulled in a mediocre $26.7 million from 65 territories, representing approximately 56% of the international marketplace. That was enough to capture third place on the charts.
The George Clooney-led film cost a massive $180 million to produce. It scored its biggest numbers in Russia with $3.6 million, Mexico with $2.8 million and the United Kingdom with $2.1 million.
Fourth place went to “Pitch Perfect 2.” The acappella comedy earned $15.2 million in 37 territories, including number one openings in Spain and Norway. “Pitch Perfect 2” has now exceeded the lifetime foreign gross of the original film in just 16 days of release. Its worldwide total stands at $187.1 million.
Melissa McCarthy’s action-comedy “Spy” snagged fifth place, getting off to a healthy start in several Asian territories and Australia. The espionage satire earned $12.5 million from four markets. It debuts stateside on June 5.