Strong, very strong, overseas box office results and equally strong pre-sales for May 4th weekend must have everyone at Walt Disney Studios breathing a very deep sign of relief. Open just over a week, Marvel’s The Avengers has already taken in $175 million at the international box office.
Domestically, some blamed last weekends soft box office numbers on families who are skipping a weekend to make sure they can afford to go see The Avengers. Plus AMC Theatres keeps adding new screens to it’s Marvel Marathon event.
It seems clear that The Avengers will wipe the slate clean from the miss-handling of John Carter. The next question is who will win the summer box office battle Marvel’s The Avengers or DC’s Batman?