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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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  • Manster Werewol... 2012/05/09 20:27:03
    Manster
    +1
    It's a shame when some inconsiderate jerk chooses to "entertain themself at the expense of others! For me, I hate the ones who choose to check their cell phones for messages during the movie. And it always seems to be the ones with the Android phones or the iphones who do that.
  • Werewol... Manster 2012/05/13 01:15:25
    Werewolfgirl1995
    Yeah
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/05/06 23:33:14
    No
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +4
    It was surprisingly good.
  • CAPISCE 2012/05/06 23:23:50
    No
    CAPISCE
    +4
    It has received a lot of publicity
  • Stoney Pixie·Ÿ... 2012/05/07 05:27:33
    Stoney
    +2
    You won't be sorry!
  • Harley Quinn 2012/05/06 23:12:39
    No
    Harley Quinn
    +4
    It was a wonderful movie. Joss Whedon is amazing.
  • Omni 2012/05/06 23:02:22 (edited)
    Yes
    Omni
    +2
    Kind of disappointed that a movie like Mr. Nobody could only make $2 million in the box office, while this movie makes 400x that in 1 week. I haven't watched The Avengers, yet, so I can't comment on how good a movie it is (I imagine it's entertaining as hell), but Mr. Nobody was a revolutionary setup in cinematography, and got nothing. Goes to show that the majority of people primarily run to explosions and flashy setups.
  • Sexuall... Omni 2012/05/06 23:46:02
    Sexuallobster
    +5
    And iconic characters that have been important to people since the 60's coming to life on the big screen for the first time ever.. There's also that part.
  • Omni Sexuall... 2012/05/07 00:02:26
    Omni
    +1
    I could make a flash video of iconic characters.

    Point is, the movie shouldn't be "great" because there's familiarity involved, but because the movie itself is "great," which I was never arguing The Avengers wasn't.
  • Stoney Sexuall... 2012/05/07 05:28:43
    Stoney
    +1
    precisely....and I am one of them
  • Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2012/05/06 22:53:28 (edited)
  • JohnT 2012/05/06 22:51:00
    No
    JohnT
    +4
    There are not a lot of real good movies out so that does not surprise me. I will see it during the week when everyone is at work and less crowds. I have seen all the other movies so looking forward to seeing them all together.
  • Stoney JohnT 2012/05/07 05:30:37
    Stoney
    +2
    I bet you won't be disappointed!
  • Breezy(: 2012/05/06 22:50:06 (edited)
    No
    Breezy(:
    +7
    As excited as I am to see this movie, I am kind of upset it beat Harry Potter for me so soon after the release. It wasn't really surprising, though. Should I now be concerned about the November Breaking Dawn premier? Heavens, I hope not.
  • Werewol... Breezy(: 2012/05/07 05:50:33
    Werewolfgirl1995
    No offense,but The Avengers is way better than any Harry Potter movies or any of the Twilight movies
  • Breezy(: Werewol... 2012/05/07 21:39:25
    Breezy(:
    +1
    No offense taken. Haha. The latter isn't that impressive. I've seen corny SyFy films that were better than the Twilight movies. However, I have a soul-deep love of Harry Potter. The books, per usual, were better than the movies, but I did love the movies as well. I'm not saying it isn't better, I'm not saying it is. I can't say either because I haven't seen it yet.
  • ↓←↑♣→NVL←♣↑→↓ 2012/05/06 22:49:02
    No
    ↓←↑♣→NVL←♣↑→↓
    +6
    It was a really good movie :)
  • Cal 2012/05/06 22:49:00
    No
    Cal
    +5
    We all knew this was going to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. So I'm not surprised at all.
  • penguin66 2012/05/06 22:37:43
    No
    penguin66
    +2
    Russell Rush ( a famous radio host) said "I may be the only person onvEarth not excited about the new Avs,engers movie.
  • Valia-chan 2012/05/06 22:37:31
    No
    Valia-chan
    +2
    I'm not surprised but I'm sad that it beat Harry Potter >.<
  • 16 2012/05/06 22:36:41
    No
    16
    +4
    Not in the slightest. That movie was amazing.
  • No
    spidermonkey™POTL~PWCM~JLA☮Paul
    +4
    It was Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... I want to see it again!!
  • Manster spiderm... 2012/05/06 22:58:37
    Manster
    +4
    I'm with you, Spider! When this comes to dvd,there a place ready for it to join the rest of my collection of movies!FOR SURE!!
  • spiderm... Manster 2012/05/07 02:34:35
    spidermonkey™POTL~PWCM~JLA☮Paul
    +3
    Mine to!!!
  • Stoney spiderm... 2012/05/07 05:31:57
  • rknothead 2012/05/06 22:30:40
    No
    rknothead
    +7
    a lot of pre-release hype for this one, and it's about super-heroes in a time when we would like to find one!
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/05/06 22:30:00
    No
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    +10
    The Avengers was Awesome!!! The Avengers gif
  • Omni ★~Docto... 2012/05/06 23:07:52
    Omni
    +1
    How do you post gifs? Whenever I do, Sodahead posts them as static images :(
  • reaper Omni 2012/05/06 23:54:06
    reaper
    +3
    upload them to other sites. I use https://imgur.com/
  • Omni reaper 2012/05/07 00:03:34
  • reaper Omni 2012/05/07 00:36:16
    reaper
    +1
    amazing
  • Stoney reaper 2012/05/07 05:35:10
    Stoney
    thanks
  • Paya 2012/05/06 22:27:01
    No
    Paya
    +5
    That movie was the fricken best movie ever
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/05/06 22:26:38
    No
    BlackwinterG36C
    +4
    It is THE biggest summer movie of the movie season. It is also the kickoff for the summer movie season. DUH!!
  • Kit_Kat 2012/05/06 22:20:10
    No
    Kit_Kat
    +4
    Hell No! Best movie in a LOOONG time
  • NightDaisy74 2012/05/06 22:17:53
    No
    NightDaisy74
    +5
    It was great.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/05/06 22:09:35
    No
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +10
    for those 2 hours and 23 minutes I was in pure heaven
  • Werewol... Siniste... 2012/05/07 05:52:22
    Werewolfgirl1995
    Me too!
  • Rammstein 2012/05/06 22:09:30
    Yes
    Rammstein
    considering the movie blew chunks. yes i am surprised

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