No one can keep pace with the Avengers.
Cinema’s preeminent superhero team towered over the competition, as “Avengers: Age of Ultron” topped the foreign box office this weekend with an estimated $68.3 million. That brought its global total to $875.3 million.
With a China opening scheduled for next Tuesday, the Disney/Marvel release should pass $1 billion at some point next week. Its worldwide haul is already ahead of the majority of Marvel titles, besting the lifetime grosses of “Captain America” ($371 million), “Thor” ($449 million), “Iron Man” ($583 million), “Iron Man 2″ ($622 million), “Thor: The Dark World” ($645 million), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($714 million) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” ($774 million).
After publicly challenging DC Comics to box office fight for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for their original May 2016 showdown, DC pushed their release a week ahead in response to potentially have two weeks at the helm of the biggest weekend grosser in exactly a year. With Phase 3 of the Marvel Universe set to start with Captain America: Civil War aka Avengers 2.5, El Mayimbe shared a very important piece of information before Marvel Entertainment was able to reveal their official teaser later this year at Comic-Con.
Before Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel both hit theaters two years later in 2018, take a look at the first promotional poster for Captain America 3 – teasing an unlikely battle with Iron Man and phase 3 spoilers.