As the United States release for Marvel and Disney‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron quickly approaches, the film has already received a jumpstart by crossing the $250 million mark internationally in its first eight days of release. Opening last weekend, Age of Ultron debuted to a stellar $201.2 million across 44 foreign territories. It adds Mexico and Spain on today along with several other markets.
The sequel opens in the U.S. on tomorrow amid expectations that it can top the first Avengers film’s record-breaking $207.4 million domestic bow in 2012. That movie went on to earn over $1.5 billion globally. Directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron carries a $250 million pricetag. Despite currency fluctuations, the second film has been exceeding the first installment by 44% in today’s dollars. Robert Downey, Jr. stars in the film alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.