The Avengers franchise is no stranger to setting records, with the first outing back in 2012 shattering a whole number of box office records during it’s release – it’s Furious 7 however that seems hellbent on leaving its box office mark.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has seen it’s first weekend open to an astonishing $200 million internationally from a release that covers 44 different territories including the UK – certainly great new for Marvel Studios, who only 10 years ago were on the brink of bankruptcy.
Figures for its domestic (US) release will be calculated when Age of Ultron hits North American theatres this Friday, but it’s looks set to surpass its predosessor’s $207 million opening weekend back in 2012.
Despite the Avengers sequel set to make waves this weekend, it’s Fast and Furious 7 that refuses to bow out of the box office race – the seventh film in the hit series has become only the third film in history to earn over $1 billion outside the U.S. Starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and the late Paul Walker, Furious 7 has held the domestic box office top spot for over four weeks now, a truly incredible achievement, though one that is sure to change next week.