Avengers: Age of Ultron box office – $27.6 million opening night

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Captain America and ThorAs expected, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is already laying waste to the box office with an Ultron army siege of Thursday night theaters that brought in $27.6 million

It took ‘The Avengers‘ only two days to reach $100 million in the more traditional Friday to Saturday comparison and it earned $18.7 million in opening night screenings so ‘Ultron’ is on an scorching pace to topple its predecessor.

Avengers - Age of Ultron - UltronThe Avengers are eying the $91 million ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘ brought in and that target looks well within range.

While the first film was a massive hit with critics earning a 92% freshness rating on rottentomatoes.com, the sequel has only managed 75% freshness. That’s doubtful to hurt the opening weekend, but it’ll be interesting to see if the newness has worn off for some audience members after the anticipated blockbuster opening weekend.

I’ll keep following this all weekend as I’m curious just how many box office records get shattered.