Marvel’s group of superheroes may lead to a record box office for Hollywood this summer.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be released May 1. The film is expected to have record-breaking opening weekend sales of $217 million, Bloomberg reports. Along with a few other potential hits, the new comic book flick could make for a mammoth year of ticket sales.
This summer might show that even in an age of streaming and video-on-demand, big hits can still get people into theaters in big ways.
Disney bought Marvel in 2009 for $4.24 billion.