‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Hits Big But Can’t Beat Older Brother

Any time you put a mammoth all-star cast in a superhero blockbuster it’s certain to make a lot of cash, especially if it’s Marvel – and the latest installment of the multi-billion dollar franchise proved just that.

Despite recording a massive $188 million opening weekend in the States, an insane amount of money in its own right, the sequel to Avengers: Assemble (2012) couldn’t out perform its big brother’s $208 million haul and take the number one spot of biggest opening weekend in history.

There is a silver-lining for Marvel Studios though, as the Hollywood giant can now stake claim to both the first and second spot in this highly sought after record.

The slightly lower than expected performance by ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ could be attributed to the colossal weekend of sport in the US that saw not only the Kentucky Derby take place but also the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand, billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’ – these key factors could have attributed to fewer turnouts than that of Avengers: Assemble.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Co. return for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Regardless of it’s ‘second best’ opening weekend, Avengers: Age of Ultron will almost certainly be on track to break the billion dollar mark worldwide during it’s release.

Check out the review of Avengers: Age of Ultron here >>