Avengers: Age of Ultron (or more commonly known as Avengers 2), the sequel to Marvel's most successful superhero movie The Avengers has surpassed the $1 billion mark in its 3rd week running, thus reaching the top 10 highest grossing movies in history.

United States

The fantasy/sci-fi #Film premiered in the United States at the beginning of May with the 2nd largest US box office opening in history, with its $191 million opening only succumbing to the $207 million first weekend revenue of the original Avengers.

The movie received decent scores from critics (imdb: 8.0 / rotten tomatoes: 74% from critics, 88% from audience) which lead to strong ticket sales in the past week's - Avengers 2 has added another $181 million in the US since its opening, making it the #1 movie for 2015 for the moment, surpassing Furious 7's $343 million.

Surpassing the $1 billion mark

The movie has been running worldwide since the end of April, and on Friday, 15th May it surpassed the $1,000,000,000 mark. After the weekend additions Avengers: Age of Ultron has so far grossed $1,142 billion making it the 8th biggest movie of all time:

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Title

Gross amount

1

Avatar

$2,788

2

Titanic

$2,186

3

Marvel's The Avengers

$1,518

4

Furious 7

$1,488

5

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

$1,341

6

Frozen

$1,274

7

Iron Man 3

$1,215

8

Avengers: Age of Ultron

$1,142

9

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

$1,123

10

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

$1,119

The film is bound to climb even higher, since it will continue to run for a couple of more weeks, and could potentially reach the $1.5 billion mark. This seems reasonable taking into account that ticket sales will be further boosted by China, where the movie just opened this weekend and by Japan, where the film will premiere in July only.

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