‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Opens Big With $27.6M On Thursday, Easily Beating The First Film
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set to be one of the biggest movies of the year, and likely one of the best box office performances of all time, if not the biggest. The first Avengers in 2012 was huge as the first film to combine the major Marvel superheroes and the new film has added several more.
Box office numbers are always highest in the first couple of days as everyone wants to go out and be the first one to see it. While The Avengers had a monster opening weekend with $207.4 million, the sequel is set to surpass that by a large margin.
There is no doubt that more people have become Marvel fans since the first film’s release in 2012 and with the help of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD working as a prequel to the new film, audiences will surely be excited about the new film.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron has a lot for fans to be excited about since in addition to the first film’s arsenal of characters, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Ultron and more have been added with plenty of big stars playing all of the Marvel superheroes.
The sequel easily surpassed The Avengers‘ Thursday showings in 2012 (18.7 million), although those were also at midnight while Avengers: Age Of Ultron had earlier showtimes. Last night’s numbers are 6th on the all-time list, with Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 topping the list with $43.5 million in 2011.
It is predicted that Avengers: Age Of Ultron will break records at the domestic box office this weekend and when a film has as many stars as it does, it is hard to imagine it falling short of being the biggest film of all time. In addition to the regular theater format, IMAX, premium large format and 4D will be providing extra superpowers to the superhero movie.
Marvel actors are already thanking fans and promoting the film over Twitter.
Thank you for going to see #AvengersAgeOfUltron all over the world. The planet is becoming smaller.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) May 1, 2015
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) May 1, 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron opens on the biggest weekend of the year and will certainly make waves with all of the hype that the film has had recently. The only thing that stands in its way a bit is the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio on Saturday night, but traditionally most of the sales at the box office comes on Friday anyway.