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Box Office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Hits $627M Globally

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Continuing Marvel Studios and Disney’s victorious streak, Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opened massively in theatres on Friday.

All eyes were set on the sequel to see if it could beat the $207.4 million debut on the fist Avengers (2012) and became a new champ, but the good news is Age of Ultron has early worldwide haul of $627 million. However, it came in more than 9 percent behind in North America but overseas it was 31 percent ahead of the first Avengers. In North America, till date, only eight movies in history have opened to $150 million, with only Marvel cracking the $179 million threshold domestically.

Age of Ultron, costing $250 million to make, returns Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Chris Evans as Captain America. The ensemble cast also includes Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner and Paul Bettany.

Age of Ultron, costing $250 million to make, returns Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. The ensemble cast also includes Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle and Paul Bettany.

In the movie, the superheroes and their allies must work together to stop Ultron (James Spader), who intends to destroy the world with his powers.

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