‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Crossing $1 Billion Mark

Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will hit the $1 billion box office milestone on Friday, its 24th day of global release.

“Ultron” is becoming Marvel Studios’ third billion-dollar film following “The Avengers” in 2012 and “Iron Man 3.” It’s also the eighth Disney release to surpass this threshold.

Avengers: Age of Ultron” will become the highest grossing film of 2015 domestically during this weekend, surpassing Universal’s “Furious 7” at $339 million.

The “Avengers” sequel began opening internationally on April 22. Top markets are South Korea at $76 million, China at $69 million, the U.K. at $63 million and Mexico at $41 million.

The tentpole scored the biggest opening weekend ever in Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Ecuador, Bolivia and the Philippines. It opened to $34 million in China on May 12 — Disney/Marvel’s biggest opening day ever in that market and the highest non-weekend opening day ever.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened with $191.3 million in the U.S. on May 13 for the second biggest opening weekend of all time, behind only Marvel’s “The Avengers” at $207.4 million. The film has now grossed $333 million in its first 14 days in the U.S.

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