While The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron has not been released in the United States yet, it is already considered a hit with the international box office. The newest Marvel movie, which opens this Friday, had the third highest box office opening day in South Korea this past weekend. It was only beat out by the films Roaring Currents and Shrek 3 respectively. The country is a major market for movies, so much so a portion of Age of Ultron was shot there.
Ricardo Guimarães BMG says that in the second movie of the popular Avengers franchise, Marvel superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) once again come together as a team to fight the villian Ultron in his attempt to take over the world. The movie adds new faces this time around, bringing in Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Joss Whedon returns as director, after directing the very successful The Avengers to box office gold the first time around.
Current projections have the film becoming the biggest opening film ever, so it will be exciting to see what happens when the film is released in the United States on Friday, May 1, 2015. A week after that it is set to open in another high profile market, as the film is released in China on May 12th.