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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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  • Osaka 2012/05/07 00:12:13
    No
    Osaka
    +1
    Though I hope they make up for ruining previous movie.
  • Werewol... Osaka 2012/05/09 04:58:44
    Werewolfgirl1995
    Which previous movie?
  • Osaka Werewol... 2012/05/09 07:16:53
    Osaka
    Pretty much all.
  • Werewol... Osaka 2012/05/13 01:14:17
    Werewolfgirl1995
    You mean the Iron Man movies,The Hulk and Thor movie? I liked them
  • Osaka Werewol... 2012/05/13 07:10:32
    Osaka
    Iron Man 2 is not that great though better than X-Men: Last Stand . X-Men:FC was not made to it's potential. X-Men Origins Wolverine is horrible, though the bad luck started with Last Stand.

    I haven't seen the Thor movie and only saw the previous modern adaptation of The Hulk, I was surprised that they re did it.
  • Werewol... Osaka 2012/05/13 18:08:43
    Werewolfgirl1995
    I didn't like X-Men The Last Stand but I liked the Iron Man movies,the newest Hulk movie,loved Thor and X-Men Origins
  • Osaka Werewol... 2012/05/13 18:46:41
    Osaka
    Whatever you like but still you have not known Wolverine Origins until you've read the current comic.
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/05/07 00:03:18
    No
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +2
    i knew that it would set records including chewbacca and spongebob squarepants into the mix with iron man captain america hulk thor hawkeye and black widow to make jimmy kimmel happy and matt damon sick proves the point here hollywood has a new superpower elite core
  • Aspect of B 2012/05/07 00:02:13
    Yes
    Aspect of B
    +2
    The only proper reaction I can possibly give in words is this:


    !
  • Megan's a soul collector 2012/05/06 23:55:21
    Yes
    Megan's a soul collector
    +1
    I Wldnt have gone???
  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/05/06 23:51:26
    No
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +9
    I took an early day from work to go and see it with my friend BigCat' We both came with high expectations...and we were not disappointed. I just hope Batman and Spider-Man can keep up. \m/ gothamjedi311 Iron man
  • Kibbles Gothamj... 2012/05/07 00:00:36
    Kibbles
    +2
    Wait a minute, were you the one who also showed me your star wars collection?
  • Gothamj... Kibbles 2012/05/07 00:05:06
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +4
    ....there's a very good chance. lol
    gothamjedi311 toy collection
  • Kibbles Gothamj... 2012/05/07 00:05:53
    Kibbles
    +3
    I knew it! I bow down to your superior collection sir
  • Gothamj... Kibbles 2012/05/07 01:11:44
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +4
    lol...aww, it's just a little hobby. Keeps me off the streets.
    besides...the Grandkids have a blast when they come to Pa-Paws house.
    toyroom grandkids
  • Farnsworth Gothamj... 2012/05/07 03:37:36
    Farnsworth
    +3
    I'd visit
  • Kibbles Farnsworth 2012/05/07 03:52:57
    Kibbles
    +4
    dude you have got to be the worlds coolest granpa in your grankid's eyes.
  • Farnsworth Kibbles 2012/05/07 11:07:17
    Farnsworth
    +3
    No grand kids yet, but my daughter and I went to see the movie yesterday.
  • Kibbles Farnsworth 2012/05/07 11:08:23
    Kibbles
    +4
    sorry farnsworth I sent that to Gotham.
  • Farnsworth Kibbles 2012/05/07 11:13:45
    Farnsworth
    +4
    all good no problem. But I agree with your statement anyway
  • Gothamj... Farnsworth 2012/05/08 19:59:44
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +4
    So Do I. And not only because you took your daughter to the Movie...although, that scored some serious points. Lol
    Mine girls were furious that I went without them. \m/
  • Gothamj... Kibbles 2012/05/08 20:01:06
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +3
    I kind of thought that was for me...Lol
    Of course they think I'm the coolest...I mean I spoil 'em rotten. So when it's time to go home...they always say..."I want to live here" Lol
  • Gothamj... Farnsworth 2012/05/08 20:02:17
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +2
    One of these days...I'll make it available to the Public. gothamjedi311 toy museum
  • Kibbles Gothamj... 2012/05/08 23:36:52
    Kibbles
    +3
    And then the public will thank you for your great contribution.
  • Werewol... Gothamj... 2012/05/09 04:59:14
  • theresamargareto 2012/05/06 23:46:21
    No
    theresamargareto
    +1
    Not impressed with the trailers I have seen for this movie. The Iron Man character is to "in your face" for my liking although I did enjoy Iron Man the movie. I think the American Movie Makers need to get back to basics beginning with story line, dialogue and then actor's suitability for a part. Finally, the girls and guys who edit the movies need to make sure the story flows and makes sense.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/05/06 23:40:24
    No
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +4
    There were a lot of people who waited a long time for this movie, It's a good thing that it's worth a second watch.
  • The Libertarian 2012/05/06 23:39:54
    No
    The Libertarian
    +4
    All I can say, I am in awe of this movie, it is just not good its damn good.
  • Che Gue... The Lib... 2012/05/11 00:03:54
    Che Guevara - Hero
    Still mad about Douche Boy Ron Paul Getting his Ass Kicked ? lol

    Ron Paul voted AGAINST the MLK Holiday.

    Ron Paul voted AGAINST awarding Rosa Parks the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

    Ron Paul said he would have voted AGAINST the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    Paul has a 30 year history of pandering to the KKK and White Power Movement.

    You can make all the LAME excuses for White Supremacist Ron Paul you want. His actions speak louder than words

    -FACT: Ron Paul's presidential campaign issued a flyer that boasted about the candidate's efforts to introduce legislation that would remove challenges to the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act from the federal court system.
    http://www.joemygod.blogspot....

    -FACT: Ron Paul's Iowa state director is Mike Heath, a long-term Christian-right activist who formerly served as the board chairman of an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group known as "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality."
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovem...

    -FACT: Ron Paul has a long history of racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic comments.
    http://www.tnr.com/article/po...

    -FACT: As state above, Ron Paul supports the so-called "states' rights" approach to marriage, but interestingly, only for LGBT couples.
    http://www.yourtango.com/2008...

    -FACT: Ron Paul said, "If I were in Congress in 1996, I would have vo...



    Still mad about Douche Boy Ron Paul Getting his Ass Kicked ? lol

    Ron Paul voted AGAINST the MLK Holiday.

    Ron Paul voted AGAINST awarding Rosa Parks the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

    Ron Paul said he would have voted AGAINST the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    Paul has a 30 year history of pandering to the KKK and White Power Movement.

    You can make all the LAME excuses for White Supremacist Ron Paul you want. His actions speak louder than words

    -FACT: Ron Paul's presidential campaign issued a flyer that boasted about the candidate's efforts to introduce legislation that would remove challenges to the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act from the federal court system.
    http://www.joemygod.blogspot....

    -FACT: Ron Paul's Iowa state director is Mike Heath, a long-term Christian-right activist who formerly served as the board chairman of an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group known as "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality."
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovem...

    -FACT: Ron Paul has a long history of racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic comments.
    http://www.tnr.com/article/po...

    -FACT: As state above, Ron Paul supports the so-called "states' rights" approach to marriage, but interestingly, only for LGBT couples.
    http://www.yourtango.com/2008...

    -FACT: Ron Paul said, "If I were in Congress in 1996, I would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which used Congress' constitutional authority to define what official state documents other states have to recognize under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, to ensure that no state would be forced to recognize a same-sex marriage license issued in another state."
    http://www.thepoliticalguide....

    -FACT: Ron Paul opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers.
    http://www.salon.com/2007/09/...
    (more)
  • Phil 2012/05/06 23:39:11
    No
    Phil
    +3
    Fans have been waiting for this for years. And I can tell it was done by people who actually read comic books and love the genre. It was very well done.
  • Stoney Phil 2012/05/07 05:26:54
    Stoney
    +1
    Bingo!.....
  • Yuffie ♫ K-POP Dance Guru 2012/05/06 23:36:02
    No
    Yuffie ♫ K-POP Dance Guru
    +3
    Hulk kicked some major asses and was freaking funny XD.
  • Werewol... Yuffie ... 2012/05/07 05:44:07
    Werewolfgirl1995
    +2
    *Spoiler* I know,Loki's like:
    Enough! I will not be bullied by-
    Hulk: *bang,bang,bang*
  • Yuffie ... Werewol... 2012/05/07 06:16:01
    Yuffie ♫ K-POP Dance Guru
    +2
    haha ^ ^
  • Manster Werewol... 2012/05/07 12:19:44
    Manster
    +1
    That was EPIC! rotflmao
  • Werewol... Manster 2012/05/07 22:18:29
    Werewolfgirl1995
    +1
    Yes it was
  • Manster Werewol... 2012/05/08 14:24:29
    Manster
    +1
    At the showing I attended,the whole audience laughed when Iron Man was falling, and a woman in the audience yelled,"CATCH HIM!" LOL!
  • Werewol... Manster 2012/05/08 19:59:37
  • Manster Werewol... 2012/05/08 23:00:07
    Manster
    +1
    It reminded me of why movies can be such a wonderful medium,because of the shared experience with the other viewers! The last time I recall having an experience similar to that in a movie theater was when my eldest son and I went to a midnight screening of the first Batman movie with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. jack nicholson as the joker
  • Werewol... Manster 2012/05/09 04:39:45
    Werewolfgirl1995
    +1
    Yeah,it's a good experience,unless you have obnoxious people behind you like I happen to have.Just a few months ago my family and I went to see a movie and some jackass was shining a laser pointer on the screen

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