Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron breaks record for the highest 7 day box office for a Walt Disney Studios release
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Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON continues its phenomenal run at the UK box office taking an incredible 22.5 million in just one week, setting a new record for the studio as the highest-grossing Disney seven day opening of all time.
The film has already dominated the UK box office since its release last Thursday, delivering a bigger opening weekend than any other film in 2015 and entering the record books as the biggest ever April opening. Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON not only recorded the highest-grossing opening weekend for a Marvel title, but the all-time biggest opening for a superhero movie.
Last Saturday alone, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON garnered an astounding £6.18million as it set records as not only the biggest single day for a Marvel or Disney film ever, but also the biggest ever single day for a superhero movie. The film opens in the US today.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is the latest superhero offering from Marvel Studios and looks on course to out-perform 2012’s blockbuster success AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, which took a mighty £51.9million at the UK box office in 2012.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON IS OUT NOW IN UK & IRELAND CINEMAS
About AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
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.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.