Marvel-Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is dominating in international markets with $44.8 million in 26 territories its first two days — with first-place finishes in all of them.
The United Kingdom led the way with $5.4 million on the first day for a whopping 84% share, followed by South Korea with $4.9 million.
The British number was 54% above that for “Iron Man 3” and 40% above “Avengers.” It was also the third-largest Thursday in the U.K.
The Korean total represented the top admissions number and a massive 96% share. “Ultron” was 173% above “Avengers” and 54% above “Iron Man.”
The Marvel tentpole opens May 1 in the U.S., where it is expected to earn more than $200 million in its opening weekend.
France has totaled $4.4 million in two days, followed by Russia with $3.7 million, Brazil and Australia with $3.4 million each and the Philippines with $2.8 million and Taiwan with $2.6 million, both after two days.
It was the best opening day in Brazil for a Disney/Marvel title with 80% market share. In Australia, “Ultron” scored the second best opening day for a Disney/Marvel film, behind only the “Avengers” holiday launch.
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Russia’s launch was 65% above “Avengers” with a 91% market share.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is going to be open in 55% of the international marketplace going into this weekend.