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‘The Avengers’ Sets Record for Biggest Opening Weekend Ever: Are You Surprised?

Film 2012/05/06 21:37:10
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We knew “The Avengers” was going to be a huge hit. But the biggest opening weekend of all time? That truly is a feat worthy of “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”

With a $200.3 million domestic debut, “The Avengers” knocked previous champion “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” which brought in $169 million in its opening weekend, from the top spot. “The Dark Knight,” with its $158 million opening, now sits at third and “The Hunger Games,” with its $152 million opening, was pushed to fourth.

The superhero blockbuster is also doing incredibly well overseas. Since opening internationally a week earlier, “The Avengers” has already brought in $441.5 million abroad. That raised the film’s worldwide total to $641.8 million in just a week and a half, already surpassing the global box office totals of its Marvel forerunners “Captain America” ($364 million), “Thor” ($449 million), “Iron Man” ($585 million), and “Iron Man 2” ($624 million).



"There aren't even words, to be honest. I'm running low on double takes. Every time we looked at a number, it just got bigger than what we could have hoped for in the best-case assumption," said Dave Hollis, Disney's head of distribution. "With this film, this weekend, anything is possible."

"The Avengers" was directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

So, what about you SodaHeads? Are you surprised that “The Avengers” set a new record for the biggest box office opening ever?

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  • kateisgod 2012/11/08 03:00:01
    No
    kateisgod
    It's like Christmas... but with more, me. :3
  • Tigger 2012/06/16 12:41:07
    No
    Tigger
    no not surprised at all for it was and great film and had the best cast in the world for those characters
  • Lordy :D 2012/05/22 02:25:26
    No
    Lordy :D
    The movie was beautiful, and awesome, and beautiful and had Loki in it and how could anyone be surprised that it was awesome and like it had Loki! -gasps-

    ...I need to watch it again....
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/21 17:48:21
    No
    HarleyCharley
    super heroes rule......
  • Dyonus 2012/05/18 21:36:27
    No
    Dyonus
    They were setting this up for the longest. Even people who didn't read comics knew this was coming.
  • paul 2012/05/13 07:33:12
  • Faribor... paul 2012/05/14 07:57:08
    Fariborz-Zak
    Americans need heroes to save US Economy
  • BeccaBex89 2012/05/13 01:50:16
    No
    BeccaBex89
    only a little. I expected it to be big, but even I didn't expect it to be THIS big. it's totally deserving. I actually saw it twice.
  • GoatHorns 2012/05/09 20:19:25
    Yes
    GoatHorns
    +2
    dammit i meant to hit NO. the movie was awesome and i can't wait to see it again.
  • ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET 2012/05/09 19:16:18
    No
    ☆SPIDERPIECES☆: HERO of PHAET
    +4
    The Hulk stole the movie.



    movie cool hulk stole movie
  • Werewol... ☆SPIDER... 2012/05/13 01:09:43
    Werewolfgirl1995
    +3
    Poor Loki
  • Zacky D ☆SPIDER... 2012/07/02 02:16:25
    Zacky D
    +1
    Mark Ruffalo best Hulk ever. Move over Eric Banna and Edward Norton.
  • Lívia 2012/05/09 18:00:50
    No
    Lívia
    +1
    Kinda. I wasn't expecting it to be this huge success, although I did think it was going to be a good movie. To buy the ticket, I spent 30 minutes in the line, then had to wait about 7 hours to watch it because all of the earlier sessions were sold-out. It was all worth it, though. It was worth each cent, especially because it was 3-d. Definitely one of the best movies I've ever watched.
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/05/09 07:09:37
    No
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    I'm not suprised at all with the international numbers at all. Also after the records set and broken in the first day of release on iTunes when both of the Avengers trailers were unleashed spoke of potential box office breaking numers. Combine that with the hype from the Superbowl spot and you've got a great marketing campaign. Then you've got hott male superheroes to be eye candy for us women, action sequences and Scarlet Jo as eye candy for you guys, and a kid friendly escapist fun appropriate for all ages for all ages and you've got a solid blockbuster. Add in geek royalty director Joss Wheldon and you'll get a buzzed about movie on the internet. The Avengers was the best film of the Comic Book and Superhero genre I've seen in theater. It was an event film packed with fun action, witty dialogue, excellent visuals, and great pacing. I was never bored and I enjoyed watching the whole thing with my husband and daughters and they enjoyed it as well. It's a must see movie and is a portrait of how 2 write a CBM.
  • Rachel Searvogel 2012/05/09 06:38:12
    Yes
    Rachel Searvogel
    Especially since it's right after the hunger games... you would think people ran out of money at some point. idek.
  • Zacky D Rachel ... 2012/07/02 02:15:26
    Zacky D
    Hunger Games is not even in the top 500 grossing films of all time.
  • kaiterpotater 2012/05/09 06:21:05
    Yes
    kaiterpotater
    +1
    damnit, i meant no. now i'm one of those people who clicked the wrong button.
  • blissful 2012/05/09 05:22:54
    Yes
    blissful
    +1
    Yes I am! I can't believe that it made more than Jurassic Park! This must be a have to see movie..
  • Zacky D blissful 2012/07/02 02:14:49
    Zacky D
    +1
    Jurassic Park? Where have you been since 1990?
  • blissful Zacky D 2012/07/02 04:00:36
    blissful
    I would prefer to watch such movies as this. Why? is there a problem?..
  • *○*Me*○* 2012/05/09 03:01:12
    Yes
    *○*Me*○*
    +3
    It came out on my birthday :)
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/05/09 02:58:14
    No
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +2
    Marvels Kicks DC's ass lol
  • Zacky D 2012/05/09 02:08:26
  • Werewol... Zacky D 2012/05/09 04:42:48
    Werewolfgirl1995
    Galactus
  • 12Gage Werewol... 2012/05/19 04:11:38
    12Gage
    +2
    thanos, but im sure galactus isnt far behind.
  • Zacky D Werewol... 2012/06/28 04:58:04
    Zacky D
    Thanos
  • Marshall Maxwell 2012/05/09 02:05:53
    Yes
    Marshall Maxwell
    +1
    That's crazy, but amazing.
  • Dick Nixon 2012/05/09 01:12:17
    No
    Dick Nixon
    +2
    Stan Lee is EPIC!!!
  • Brother Bo 2012/05/08 23:00:54
    No
    Brother Bo
    +2
    I just saw it a few hours ago in 3D and the effects were fantastic! They sure did tear up some New York, though
  • Mavii 2012/05/08 22:28:02
    No
    Mavii
    +3
    In the description, they forgot the most important cast member:
    loki avengers tom hiddleston
  • Zacky D Mavii 2012/05/09 02:10:05
    Zacky D
    +2
    Not even close, but people don't give him his proper credentials. He had Chris Hemmsworth punch him in the face FOR REAL because he wanted the shot so bad. He isn't one of the Avengers though.
  • Mavii Zacky D 2012/05/09 22:49:54
    Mavii
    Right, but he is (most of the time) the main villain in the movie. But, uh, yeah. I also never really said anything about him being in the Avengers (group).
  • Happy_Evil_Dude 2012/05/08 21:25:53
    No
    Happy_Evil_Dude
    Records like this get shattered every other weekend these days.
  • Zacky D Happy_E... 2012/05/09 02:10:49
    Zacky D
    You have to use a formula, technically Titanic is still the best.
  • Happy_E... Zacky D 2012/05/09 07:09:47
    Happy_Evil_Dude
    +1
    Technically, Avatar blew Titanic out of the water. Pun intended.
  • Zacky D Happy_E... 2012/07/02 02:12:50
    Zacky D
    no, it didn't, but it doesn't matter because the dude who made Avatar made Titanic too.
  • Zacky D Zacky D 2012/07/02 02:13:55
    Zacky D
    thats like saying Ben Hur isn't one of the highest grossing films of all time just because of when it was made. That movie won 11 academy awards, only matched by lord of the rings.
  • Happy_E... Zacky D 2012/07/02 06:41:01
    Happy_Evil_Dude
    Oh snap, it wasn't only matched by lord of the rings 3, but also Titanic, which also won 11 academy awards. And I never said Titanic didn't make a lot of money, just that Avatar outgrossed it. Which is true. By over 500 million bucks.
  • Zacky D Happy_E... 2012/07/25 01:05:05
    Zacky D
    Not true. Inflation brah.
  • Happy_E... Zacky D 2012/07/25 16:59:09
    Happy_Evil_Dude
    You fail. Again. Avatar outgrosses Titanic even when inflation is taken into account. With inflation, Avatar is the second highest-grossing movie of all time, behind Gone With The Wind and eedging past Star Wars. Titanic is in fourth place.
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