Avengers: Age of Ultron has become the fifth highest grossing movie of all time - leapfrogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron was released back in April and has so far grossed in excess of $1,348 billion worldwide, surpassing the total of $1,341 billion posted by the final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise.

However, Age of Ultron remains the second highest grossing movie of 2015 behind the billion dollar success of Fast & Furious 7 - which looks set to jump over Avengers Assemble and become the third highest grossing movie of all time.

Avatar, Titanic, Avengers Assemble, Fast & Furious 7, and Avengers: Age of Ultron make up the current top five and have grossed over $9 billion between them worldwide.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the first Avengers film to hit the big screen since the huge success of Avengers Assemble back in 2012 and was one of the most anticipated films of 2015.

The movie saw Joss Whedon return to the director's chair, while Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner were back as Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, and Hawkeye.

There were some big new additions to the cast list as James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor Johnson, and Paul Bettany were on board as Ultron, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and The Vision.

Age of Ultron is the second highest grossing Marvel film behind Avengers Assemble, having eclipsed Iron Man 3's box office gross of $1,215 billion back in 2013.

Age of Ultron is the first of two Marvel movies to hit the big screen this year - the second being Ant Man. Ant Man is the first in a series of new franchises to be launched and is the movie that will bring Phase 2 to a close later this summer.

Marvel fans are already looking ahead to Avengers: Infinity War - which is to be split into two movies and will hit the big screen in 2018 and 2019.

Anthony and Joe Russo, who have directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America Civil War, will be at the helm and filming is due to get underway next year.


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