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International Box Office: Age Completes Threepeat, Tops $500 million

May 13th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

It was a milestone weekend for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, as it remained in first place on the international chart with $68 million in 90 markets over the weekend for totals of $562 million internationally and $875 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, although it did open in China on Tuesday earning $33.9 million during its opening day. We will deal with that next week. Currently, the film's biggest market is South Korea, where it has pulled in $72.53 million, including $6.29 million on 1,295 screens over the weekend. I can't see that lead lasting more than a couple more days, not with the opening we saw in China.

Furious 7 was a distant second place with $20.2 million in 67 markets over the weekend. After a month of release, the film has pulled in $1.129 billion internationally and $1.468 billion worldwide. It is very close to The Avengers's worldwide run, but with Age of Ultron debuting in China, it might fade very quickly from now on.

Chappie returned to the international chart in third place with $10.3 million in 11 markets over the weekend for a total of $63.2 million after two months of release. This includes a $10.26 million, first place opening in China. It is just about to reach $100 million worldwide, which is twice what it cost to make. However, it needed to do better than that to really be a financial success.

Pitch Perfect 2 opened in fourth place with $8.7 million in two markets. This includes Australia, where it earned first place with $7.45 million on 427 screens and $1.2 million in New Zealand. To put this into perspective, The Avengers: Age of Ultron opened with $12.29 million in Australia, which suggests Pitch Perfect 2 could have a truly monstrous opening here this weekend.

Home slipped a spot to fifth place with $6.3 million in 35 markets over the weekend for totals of $180.4 million internationally and $342.6 million worldwide after seven weeks of release. It really collapsed this weekend, but hopefully it will still get to $200 million internationally before too long.

Hopefully next week there will be more depth and we can go back to the usual top ten.


Filed under: Weekend Preview, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Home, Furious 7, Chappie, Pitch Perfect 2, Delirium