Although "Avengers: Age of Ultron" won't open in the United States for another week yet, the Marvel Studios sequel has already grossed an estimated $44.8 million in two days of release overseas.
The Joss Whedon film premiered Wednesday in 11 markets, including France, the Philippines and Taiwan, before adding another 15 on Thursday -- among them, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Germany and Russia. More join in today.
Deadline notes "Age of Ultron" debut at No. 1 in all 26 markets, scoring the best opening for a Disney/Marvel film in Brazil with 80 percent of the market share, and second-best in Australia, behind 2012's "The Avengers." In many markets, the sequel is greatly outpacing the original; in Russia, for instance, it opened 65 percent above "The Avengers," with a 90 percent share.
"Age of Ultron" heads into the weekend open in 55 percent of the marketplace.
The film opens May in the United States, where it's on track to gross more than $200 million in its first weekend.