After breaking records in the U.K. last weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron is looking to continue the same as it opened to Marvel fans last night ahead of the official opening this weekend. The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster, The Avengers, managed to take in $27.6 million in preview screenings beating its predecessor but failed to pass the $43.5 million recorded for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 back in 2011.
Reviews have been very favourable for Age of Ultron and it is projected to take in $220 million for the U.S. opening weekend which would beat the record set by the previous Avengers movie.
The movie did break the record for box office take for IMAX screenings beating out The Dark Knight Rises by bringing in $3 million. Other records that Avengers: Age of Ultron is looking to break are all-time opening weekend, all-time summer opening, and all-time May opening (all held by The Avengers), as well as all-time opening day currently held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Thursday night’s take brings the current worldwide total to $314.9 million after being released overseas a week ago.
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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.