Avengers: Age of Ultron has finally been released stateside and according to box office numbers the film took in a massive $188 million dollars for the weekend, which is an estimated number.
Some have taken to the internet to express their surprise and disappointment at the film’s numbers, which were not able to top The Avengers‘ $207 million dollar weekend opening.
And I have no idea why that’s even a thing, because last time I checked $188 million dollars is a lot of money and a slam dunk opening, especially for a film that’s doing extremely well overseas.
Was anyone really expecting Age of Ultron to top the first film’s opening numbers? The Avengers was the first comic book film to actually set up and execute a shared universe, spending lots of time and money slowly developing each character in their own movie, until eventually teaming them all up for one massive experience.
Since then, Marvel has done very well — creating sequels and new characters and series’ to help expand their Cinematic Universe.
And it’s only going to get bigger and bigger.
That doesn’t exactly mean that the grosses are going to get larger and larger, but simply that each film will make good money and help lead into the next one.
I for one think that it’s a huge achievement to see Marvel step up and release so many comic book films in each year, only to lead them all up into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
I’m surprised that these films have been making as much money as they have and I’m even more shocked that franchise fatigue hasn’t set in even slightly.
Age of Ultron’s $188 opening weekend should be celebrated and not met with skepticism. It’s most-likely going to hold extremely well over the next few weeks, especially overseas, which makes it another success for Marvel and everyone involved.
I loved Age of Ultron and even thought that it was better than the original. Check my review out right here and make sure to see the film soon and let us know what you thought of it!