Box office roundup

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits $425M worldwide

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Black Widow and HulkWhile its actual $84 million domestic Friday opening were less than the overly optimistic record-breaking $97 million predictions, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ has conquered each of the 88 markets its playing.

Friday’s haul in the U.S. was still good enough for second place all-time as the film is poised to break the $207 million opening weekend record set by its 2012 predecessor. Outside the U.S. Avengers has already scooped up $340 million led by $43 million from South Korea and $39 million in the U.K.

Interestingly, ‘Ultron’ is currently playing in 4,276 theaters good enough for 13th widest opening of all time, but still down a bit from the 4,349 of the first film. ‘Ultron’s’ biggest competition won’t be in the theaters, but rather other entertainment options including the highly-anticipated the Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight, the Kentucky Derby and the second round of the NBA playoffs.