Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn't open stateside for another week, but it is already cleaning up overseas.
The latest film in the MCU finished its first weekend offshore with $201.2M, which is on the high end of box office expectations. Avengers: Age of Ultron did 44% better than Joss Whedon's first Avengers film and 24% better than Shane Black's Iron Man 3.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opened #1 in all 44 territories, which is just 55% of its international footprint. The top markets: South Korea with $28.2M, United Kingdom with $27.3M, Russia with $16.2M, Brazil with $13.1M, Australia with $13.1M and France with $12M.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "IMAX saw the largest non-China international opening of all-time with $10.4M and a $60K per screen average."
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.