[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1642:]]The Avengers movie surpassed all expectations as it came in this past weekend at $200.3 million - a new U.S record - which makes The Avengers the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time.
At first it was reported that The Avengers movie was on track for $150 million, then $165 million, and then upwards of $170-180 million was said. But the $200+ million was just through the roof!
If you saw the movie I think there is really no wonder as to why the film is such a smashing success. It really has something for everyone. It's an inspiring movie; the young and old alike love it, and it also has something for the female audience as well as with male.
And word of mouth regarding The Avengers has just been overall positive. I think I've read two negative reviews, but let's be honest, they were pretty crappy so we can forget them.
So with the $200.3 million U.S opening, so far The Avengers has tallied a whopping $641.8 million over just 12 days.
Some other fun facts, via Marvel.com:
”¢ The fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically
”¢ Friday, May 4, marks the second highest single day take of all time at $80.5 million
”¢ Saturday’s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time
”¢ Opened May 3 in Russia with $17.9 million, the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever
”¢ Opened May 5 in China with $17.4 million
”¢ Biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Philippines
The Avengers movie assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
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