‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ is now sixth biggest film ever

However, it remains behind Joss Whedon's first 'Avengers' film on the all-time list

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is now the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.

Since it began opening in cinemas on April 22, Joss Whedon’s superhero sequel has raked in over $1.32 billion (£860 million) at the global box office, placing it ahead of huge blockbusters including Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King and Skyfall.

However, Whedon’s sequel remains a little behind his first Avengers film, which sits at third on the all-time list with global takings of $1.51 billion (£1 billion). The only films to have raked in more are James Cameron’s Avatar, which grossed $2.79 billion (£1.82 billion) globally, and Cameron’s Titanic, which made $2.19 billion (£1.43 billion) globally.

Read NME’s review of Avengers: Age Of Ultron here.

Meanwhile, Fast And Furious 7 – simply titled Furious 7 in the US – is fourth on the all-time list and only narrowly behind Whedon’s first Avengers film, having taken $1.506 billion (£990 million) globally since it opened in cinemas in early April. The total number of films to have grossed over $1 billion (£650 million) at the global box office has now risen to 21.