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Marvel To Shoot ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ In South Korea

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 2:52pm PST

Avengers 2 title cardSeoul, South Korea will play host to Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the studio announced today. Key elements of the superhero sequel will be shot in the South Korean capital in addition to other international locations including Johannesburg, South Africa and Aosta Valley, Italy and London. The Joss Whedon-helmed Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.

Related: James Spader Joins Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ Sequel As Ultron

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UPDATE: ‘Fast Five’ Still No. 1 Down Under While ‘Thor 3D’ Still Bigger Than ‘Iron Man 1′

By | Friday April 22, 2011 @ 1:45pm PDT

UPDATE 4 PM: It’s a big start to Summer 2011, with both the Marvel/Disney actioner Thor 3D distributed by Paramount and Universal’s Fast Five such huge hits in their opening week. Both movies opened earlier overseas than in U.S. due to the Easter holiday Down Under.

Friday numbers for the start of the Easter weekend have just come in for Fast Five from Oz and Kiwi. In Australia, Fast Five is No. 1 again with 35% market share. Today’s gross is $2.4M (U.S. dollars) at 229 dates, up 20% over Thursday. The two-day total is $4.6M and the three-day cume is now is $6.7M. In New Zealand, Fast Five is No. 1 again today with 40% market share. Friday’s gross is $230K at 55 dates for a two-day total of $490K.

1:45 PM: Through today, Thor 3D has grossed $3 million (U.S. dollars) in Australia, or 30% ahead of the first two days of the original Iron Man, which did $2.3M. (Of course, IM1 was only 2D, so no higher 3D ticket prices.)

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‘Fast Five’ Now No. 1 In UK Previews, Also Tops Korea And New Zealand

Sequels do especially well overseas, and Universal’s street-car racing franchise is scoring. Thursday’s previews of Fast Five in the UK at 416 locations grossed an estimated $2.1 million in the first day. The pic is No. 1 with 46% market share. It’s Universal’s biggest Thursday previews in history and in the Top 8 Thursday previews of all time — bigger than previews for Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and The Bourne Ultimatum. Fast Five also opened in Korea today at 239 locations to become No. 1 with 35% market share — twice as big as the franchise’s fourquel Fast & Furious with total previews grossing $570K. It’s also No. 1 in New Zealand with 40% market share and an opening-day gross of $260K at 55 locations. The total estimated grosses thus far including its No. 1 status in Australia are $7 million.

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