As it continues its march towards the billion dollar mark, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in China yesterday, pulling in a whopping 95.5% of all box office takings to debut with $33.9 million.
That’s a record opening day for Marvel in that market, and is almost double the opening of Iron Man 3, and more than 2012’s The Avengers made in its first day.
Age of Ultron is currently sitting on $932.2 million to date – a figure which helped Disney to cross the $2 billion mark for the year, backed up by the box office returns for Cinderella, Into the Woods and Big Hero 6.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out now and sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (JARVIS / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho), Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw), Henry Goodman (Dr. List), Julie Delpy (Madame B) and Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton).