Dominating the globe, Avengers: Age Of Ultron has now reached $425M at the worldwide box office. Of that, the Disney/Marvel superhero sequel thundered to $340M internationally through yesterday which was a holiday in many overseas markets. The day was worth $53M, a mere 17% drop versus last Friday.
Jumpstarting summer with a bang, Ultron began its international rollout on April 22, hulking out to $200.2M in 44 territories through last Sunday. It’s now playing in 88 territories, having significantly added Mexico, Spain, Turkey and Thailand in the offshore frame that has no new studio releases.
It has remained No. 1 in each of the overseas markets where it’s gone out. Notably, Korea — which was the 6th biggest offshore play for the first Avengers in 2012 — is this movie’s biggest grosser so far with $43M. Next up is the UK ($39M), followed by Russia ($23M), France ($20M), Australia ($18M), Germany ($16M), Mexico ($14M), Italy ($13M), Taiwan ($12M) and India ($12M). That Mexico number is especially significant with Ultron just bowing this past Thursday — to $6.8M and the largest opening day in industry history.
China is yet to come on May 12 and Japan will follow later, on July 4. The Middle Kingdom was the No. 1 overseas territory for the previous Avengers at about $86M. Look for that to seem like chump change in a couple of weeks.
More weekend numbers to come tomorrow.