“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.