5 things to know about new movie ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
The film, which is scheduled for release on May 1, is expected to bring in around $130 million in its opening weekend.
But with the film already set to open in China and India, analysts believe the global box office could see an opening weekend in excess of $600 million.
That would make it the biggest opening day of the year, surpassing Avatar and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
“There are so many things that are going to happen that are so far out of this world,” said Matt Bissonnette, the founder and president of the BoxOffice.com research firm.
“This will be a really big weekend.”
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“Theres nothing like it out there.”
But even as the movie becomes the biggest film of the summer, it’s also a bit of a throwback to the original Avengers films, with a more traditional superhero theme.
The film has cast some of the biggest names in the superhero genre in the role of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Black Widow.
Bissonette, a former Marvel Studios production executive, said he believes the film will attract a new generation of superhero fans.
“Avenging” will also be a “big, bold, bold movie,” he said, adding that the film’s director will be “a very different filmmaker than what weve seen in the past.”
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