The Avengers box office has just set a record for an Opening weekend; at $200.3 million it has made history as the first movie ever to open with more than $200 million. The record was previously $169.2 million set in 2011 by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 2. Find out more and get the latest updates on new records set domestic and worldwide by the highly anticipated superhero blockbuster. Details after the jump.
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In the U.S. it was released with midnight shows on Friday, May 4, 2012, following earlier releases in countries around the world. Perhaps the ticket sales are the inevitable for a well reviewed, critically acclaimed movie directed by Joss Whedon and based on the iconic Marvel Comics series of the same title with familiar superheroes and the actors who have portrayed them in other movies united all in one movie i.e. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans), as well as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) from the Iron Man franchise.
Deadline.com reports the latest.
It’s now official — Marvel’s The Avengers is a monster worldwide hit for Disney in 2D, Digital 3D, RealD, and IMAX 3D theaters. The studio says 52% saw it in 3D, 40% in traditional 3D, 8% in IMAX, and 4% on premium large format. Exit polls showed the actioner attracted a four-quadrant audience with 50% over age 25 and 50% under 25, while 60% were male and 40% female. Also 55% were couples, 24% families, and 21% teens.
Hollywood couldn’t be happier because it kicks off the all-important Summer 2012 movie season with sensational numbers. Avengers lived up to its billing as the ‘Superhero Team-Up Of A Lifetime’ by featuring all-in-one pic the iconic Marvel figures Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Nick Fury. Disney says it’s looking Avengers Box Office Predictions at a record $69.7M grosses for Saturday after making $80.5M Friday (including $18.7M midnights) from 4,349 U.S. and Canadian locations, including 3,364 plays in 3D. Studio confirms it’s on track to shatter the domestic weekend opening record with $200.3M. (Warner Bros’ 3D Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 finale used to hold that record with $169M.) I believe Disney is being overly conservative and the final figure will exceed that since Avengers should make over $50M on Sunday.
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