“Avengers: Age of Ultron” powered to nearly $34 million in its debut in China Wednesday, and Disney’s Marvel superhero sequel is bearing down on $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
It was the best opening day ever for a Marvel-Disney film in China, beating the two-day opening of “The Avengers” in 2012 and nearly double the debut of “Iron Man 3” in 2013. It’s also the highest non-weekend opening ever in China – Universal’s “Fast and Furious 7” did $61.3 million earlier this year – and was dominating, accounting for 95 percent of the total box office.
This brings the worldwide total for “Age of Ultron” to $932 million and its international total to $607 million since April 22. It opened domestically on May 1 and has taken in over $324 million.
The big opening day pushed Disney over the $2 billion mark at the global box office for the 14th consecutive year. In addition to Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron, ” studios’ results have been driven by “Cinderella,” “Into the Woods” and “Big Hero 6.”
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