S. Korea tops foreign box office money list for ‘Avengers’ sequel at $55 million

May 11, 2015
(Courtesy of Marvel Studios/Disney)

(Courtesy of Marvel Studios/Disney)

By Brian Han

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” has racked up the largest portion of its $562.4 million of foreign box office revenue from South Korea with $55.1 million according to Box Office Mojo.

That figure is followed by the United Kingdom with $48.9 million and Russia with $26.6 million.

What makes the numbers even more impressive is that compared to South Korea’s population of approximately 50.2 million people, the U.K. and Russia hold 64.1 million and 143.5 million, respectively according to World Bank.

The U.K had a hotter start out of the gate leading all foreign countries with opening weekend figures at $27.4 million against South Korea’s $23.1 million, but the film was able to sustain that momentum in the latter country more successfully.

So far the “Avengers” sequel has brought in $875.8 million in total box office revenue and looks to break the $1 billion dollar benchmark as its predecessor did.

With the global popularity of the Marvel Studios franchise as well as the decision to shoot key scenes in Seoul for the blockbuster, the film was practically set up for success particularly in South Korea.

Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo along with director Joss Whedon traveled to Seoul to promote the film a week before its release back in April.