Box office roundup

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ eying biggest box office opening in history

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Thor, Cap, Hawkeye, Stark and Rhodey

The Avengers are poised to rewrite the box office record books again in a major way.

Friday estimates suggest ‘Age of Ultron‘ will hit $97 million. If that proves true, ‘Ultron’ will zoom past ‘Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows Part 2,’ which is the current opening day record holder with $91 million. Updated estimates now have the Marvel Studios juggernaut steamrolling the competition for a record $220 million opening weekend. The previous record holder was ‘The Avengers‘ with $207 million.