UPDATED MAY 8: The Marvel Studios/Disney tentpole had reached $735.3m worldwide by Friday and was poised to cross $500m heading into its third international weekend.

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron stands at $499.7m outside North America ahead of what is expected to be another winning session via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Universal Pictures International’s Fast & Furious 7 stands at $1.12bn outside the US.

Pitch Perfect 2 launched in Australia and New Zealand one week ahead of the North American debut, grossing an estimated $1.9m from both markets.

The Gold Circle and Brownstone Productions sequel delivered the fourth biggest opening day of the year-to-date in Australia. Pitch Perfect 2 opens in a further 27 markets next week including the UK, Germany and Russia.

Warner Bros Pictures International opens the Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon comedy Hot Pursuit in 16 markets this weekend day-and-date with North America. MGM markets raise the count to 20.

Run All Night has grossed $39m, Focus $102m and Get Hard $18m.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on $50m arrives via Fox International in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

TV spy adaptation Spooks: The Greater Good starring Kit Harington from Game Of Thrones debuts in the UK.