Marvel’s The Avengers has Heroic Box Office

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Bob Iger’s move to buy the rights for The Avengers from Paramount is looking pretty sage right now. The film is smashing all sorts of records. Here are a few:

  • This weekend marked the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time. It is the fastest film to reach $200M (3 days). The Avengers had the highest Saturday of all time at $69.7M. It’s only 8th biggest midnight opening, which must seem like a disappointment compared to the other numbers. But was the largest midnight debut for a superhero flick.
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” held the biggest opening weekend of all time. Its total was $169.M. The Avengers made $200.3M or 15% more than the boy wizard.
  • The Avengers has already passed the total domestic cumulative for Captain America and Thor and surpassed international box office totals of Captain America ($192M), Iron Man ($266.7M), Thor ($268.3M), and Iron Man 2 ($311.5M) in 12 days of release.
  • On the IMAX Front, 110 domestic IMAX locations reported a new opening Saturday record. The Avengers is the largest IMAX domestic opening weekend for a digital only release and the highest grossing opening weekend in IMAX’s history
  • In the 4,349 domestic theaters they averaged $46,063 a screen. When you add the $200.3 million domestic to the international running total of $441.5M, you get $641.8M, placing it on a possibly $2 billion trajectory. That’s Avatar territory.
  • Critics have been fairly positive as well with Cinema Score grading it an A+ and Rotten Tomatoes posting a 94% positive reviews score.

Believe it or not, I still haven’t seen the movie. I know, don’t judge me. But I definitely plan to soon. If you have seen it, what did you think? But please, leave major spoilers out of it. Thank you.

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7 Responses to Marvel’s The Avengers has Heroic Box Office

  1. Tyler says:

    amazing movie, and make sure you stay until after the credits, there are 2 clips 1 halfway through the credits and 1 at the very end

  2. John M says:

    Awesome movie. As good as Dark Knight, different style movie, but just as good. Crisp action scenes, good dialogue, and a lot of humor.

  3. Mr. Sig says:

    Thanks to the Dove Foundation, I was able to know a few precautions. For instance, the language features something that would not be family-friendly at all – a P-bomb and a couple of B-bombs (5 letters) are dropped. Whoever thought filmmaking today would be more difficult than it ever was in the early years?

    • Tyler says:

      Firstly, I’ve never heard of a “p-bomb” and secondly, these words are used much more mainstream then they were 10 years ago, shoot, you even hear kids saying them more and more frequently in elementary school.

      btw, would you like to remind me which character dropped the p-bomb?

      there is a reason it is rated PG-13… which basically means, “don’t bring kids under 13 years old”

      • Mr. Sig says:

        How can I put it… It rhymes with “miss(ed).” And seeing as how the reviewer found just one instance of “PO,” I’m certain the film’s intended audience has younger children ruled out. Good thing there’s a TV series to bring children into the Marvel world.

  4. Doug says:

    Awesome movie! My son and I really enjoyed it. There was some language that could have been left out, but the values that make super heroes super were on display.

    The one caution I have was the “joke” about Loki being adopted. I found this offensive and wish Disney had not included it in the film. Even with this, we’ll probably see it again.

    • Tyler says:

      Really, it was the truth though, plus, it was still hilarious. I’m not as worried about being 100% PC, if I was, I would have no fun in life. Can everyone lighten up on use of language. Has everyone forgotten that Jim Carey dropped the F bomb (much worse then anything said in Avengers) in Bruce Almighty, I saw that in theaters when it came out and I was in elementary school

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