I also read that The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is going to released in India before it is domestically, which is really awesome if you happen to live there, not so much if you don’t. Lately it appears that more and more event movies are being released overseas (though more commonly in Europe) before the United States, which I think it has something to do with the prevention of piracy–though it that means that Americans are more or less likely to do so I am not entirely certain.
Another nifty advantage of such a strategy is that it front-loads some serious profits into the equation in that the movie will–in the case of the first The Avengers, makes literally hundreds of millions before it appears domestically.
And to be fair, it’s coming out in India the 24th of April; May 1st isn’t all that far away.
I also don’t know who’s idea it was to have James Spader voice Ultron, but they deserve a pay raise because decision making like that deserves some sort of recognition.