'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Earned $200.2 Million in Overseas Opening
LOS ANGELES - Everything is pointing to a huge opening for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," when it opens next weekend. The blockbuster debuted to a massive $201.2 million across 44 markets this weekend.
Disney and Marvel epic was the highest-grossing film in everywhere it opened, and has now made its debut in 55 percent of the international markets, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Korea and Australia.
The much anticipated "Avengers" sequel opens next week in the U.S., where it is likely to earn more than $200 million and could top the first “Avengers” film’s record-breaking $207.4 million opening. The film, which cost $250 million, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson and Don Cheadle. It is directed by Joss Whedon.
The film tells the story of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye as they are put to the ultimate test when they must battle the villanous Ultron as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.