• "The Avengers" Annihilates Box Office Records: 200.3 Million on Opening Weekend.
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[quote]North American audiences got a big taste of what international movie fans have already been enjoying as the super hero value pack The Avengers smashed the all-time opening weekend record kickstarting the summer blockbuster season in an unbelievable manner. Marketed and distributed by Disney, the[B] PG-13 film grossed a jaw-dropping $200.3M over the Friday-to-Sunday period obliterating the previous record of $169.2M set last July by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 surpassing it by more than $30M.[/B] Both films were helped by 3D and IMAX runs. Playing in 4,349 locations, the per-theater average was a scorching $46,063. Many years in the making following solo movies from Marvel and Paramount, The Avengers was always expected to have one of the biggest debuts of all-time but the eventual turnout was even more than expected. Disney staked its claim on the May 4 weekend early on scaring away all other studios as no other film opened in wide release. That allowed Avengers to book extra screens within every megaplex thereby boosting its grossing potential. Getting a sixth or seventh screen is extra hard in June and July when so many tentpoles are playing side by side. The super heroes dominated the marketplace sucking up 80% of the entire box office this weekend. [B]After just a single weekend, Avengers has already beaten the total grosses of every Hulk, Captain America, and Thor film. [/B] The record-breaking weekend kicked off on Friday with a towering $80.5M marking the second best opening day ever trailing the $91.1M of the final Potter. But as is normally the case with early May films when schools are still in session, the Saturday decline was not as high as the teen wizard's which was a July release. Avengers dropped 13% to $69.7M making for the best Saturday gross ever by far beating the $51.3M of 2007's Spider-Man 3. Disney is estimating a 28% decline for Sunday which would put it at $50.1M. Even if the forecast proves to be a little optimistic, it would still break the record for the biggest Sunday gross in history. That milestone has been held for four years by The Dark Knight's $43.6M. Thursday night midnight grosses were $18.7M which was far short of a record but the Avengers audience was more patient and did not have as much upfront demand to see the first possible show that Harry Potter and Twilight audiences have displayed. [B]If the estimate holds, Avengers will also set a new speed record for breaking the double-century mark[/B]. Rival studios projected the weekend estimate to be in the $195-201M range. The Saturday drop for Avengers was in line with Marvel's biggest pics opening over this same frame like Spider-Man 3 (-14%) and Iron Man 2 (-11%) while the projected Sunday drop falls in between the 22% of Spidey and the 32% of the second Iron Man. Avengers is certainly better liked by the fans than those sequels as it earned a perfect A+ CinemaScore which the studio hopes indicates good word-of-mouth that will spark repeat business as well as a broadening of the audience. [/quote] The film has grossed approximately $600 million worldwide so far. Full article on [URL="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marvels_the_avengers/news/1925094/box_office_guru_wrapup_avengers_crushes_records_with_200m_opening/"]RottenTomatoes.[/URL] I haven't had a chance to see the film yet (gotta get through finals first), but this is great news. Good for Josh Whedon and the rest of the team!
I'm going this Wednesday with a huge group of friends. Goddamn it, Wednesday needs to get here faster!
It was an awesome movie with fantastic action sequences, an engaging plot and a good amount of humor as well. Well worth it. [editline]7th May 2012[/editline] Also Tony Stark fuck yeah
It really deserves it. The Avengers was a really, really good movie, and it's nice to see it get rewarded for all the hard work that was put into it.
But, is it really that good, or is it the new Avatar?
A movie making a shitload of money that truly and genuinely deserves it? Why, I feel my heart growing at least three sizes.
[QUOTE=ewitwins;35857722]It was an awesome movie with fantastic action sequences, an engaging plot and a good amount of humor as well. Well worth it.[/QUOTE] "Engaging plot" is what I really like to hear. I give a lot of leeway for movies with bad action but good story, but never for good action but cruddy story. But I didn't think this movie would fit into that last description anyway.
Christ, it's already at 600 million?
[QUOTE=Ordigenius;35857734]But, is it really that good, or is it the new Avatar?[/QUOTE] I thought "Avatar" was a fantastic piece of entertainment, even if it was essentially Pocahontas in Space. Regardless, by all accounts "The Avengers" appears to deserve every penny.
i feel like i haven't seen any advertising for this movie.
I'll admit it, when I first saw how popular it was I thought it must be overblown. But almost every critic review is positive.
[QUOTE=Ordigenius;35857734]But, is it really that good, or is it the new Avatar?[/QUOTE] noooooo Avatar was hyped by the whole 3D thing, The Avengers is all around a great fucking movie. It was everything you want from action to laughing your ass off.
The money they raked in was rightfully earned. The Avengers was an incredible movie. Glad to see them take the #1 spot.
If you havent seen it, you should.
move over Harry Potterlight Games teenagers saving world #33434323, the avengers are here
[QUOTE=BrickInHead;35857776]i feel like i haven't seen any advertising for this movie.[/QUOTE] I've seen a lot of on television, but almost none on internet ads.
Fantastic movie to say the least.
Thor was probably the most badass in the movie, definitely what he should have been in his own film. Hulk i'd say was a close second (and fucking hilarious at that) The movie was fantastic
[QUOTE=Pandamox;35857862]Thor was probably the most badass in the movie, definitely what he should have been in his own film. Hulk i'd say was a close second (and fucking hilarious at that) The movie was fantastic[/QUOTE] I'm really hoping Thor does a lot better in this film. In my opinion, the movie "Thor" was really terrible. One of Marvel's worse.
[QUOTE=Ordigenius;35857734]But, is it really that good, or is it the new Avatar?[/QUOTE] It is really that good, and its not like Avatar was that bad either.
Seriously (only click if you watched it already) [sp] Marvel movies won't be the same without Coulson anymore and every time I re-watch the previous others with him... I was screaming inside he was one of my top favorites :( [/sp]
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;35857876]I'm really hoping Thor does a lot better in this film. In my opinion, the movie "Thor" was really terrible. One of Marvel's worse.[/QUOTE] Thor was very forgettable is the problem.
The Avengers is incredible. It had the style of a comic, it was incredible. And I like how they didn't make one character the focus. They shared in it and relied on each other, complimented each other. The Dark Knight was my favorite movie, I saw it five times in the theater, but The Avengers is my favorite now. And the one scene with Hulk in Stark Tower. Easily one of my favorites.
The movie was good, the story was a little weak at times, but overall I would rate it in my top 5 favorite super hero movies.
Saw it twice, love it. Then I went and watched both Thor and Captain America because I had missed them. I plan on getting all of the Marvel movies that tie into this directly and lining them up chronologically on my shelf.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;35857876]I'm really hoping Thor does a lot better in this film. In my opinion, the movie "Thor" was really terrible. One of Marvel's worse.[/QUOTE] Yeah the movie Thor was pretty bad, but in this one Thor really lives up to what he should have been in his own film which is a super powerful GOD OF THUNDER. He's badass as fuck in this movie
[QUOTE=Clementine;35857887]Thor was very forgettable is the problem.[/QUOTE] I think Thor would have been a better movie if they had focused less on the romance subplot (sorry Natalie Portman) and more on the mythology and character of Thor. I think Iron Man handles this kind of thing exceptionally well; sure, we knew that there was a romance between Pepper and Tony, but it was simply casual and only took up a few minutes of each film. In Thor, it almost felt like the focus at times. Chris Hemsworth certainly has the look and charm necessary to play the part, but I think they needed to go further with the character to make the movie truly memorable.
jeremy renner <3
jesus fucking christ was this movie good i mean the plot wasn't bad at all and there was a clear storyline BUT JESUS FUCK THOSE ACTION SEQUENCES like aolsnfkabgjsndfsndkgldfkg if you haven't seen it you're a peasant [editline]7th May 2012[/editline] Also, you get to see what happens when Thor's hammer hits C.A.'s shield. Fuck bro I wanna buy this movie like 10 times on blu ray
[QUOTE=ewitwins;35857722]It was an awesome movie with fantastic action sequences, an engaging plot and a good amount of humor as well. Well worth it. [editline]7th May 2012[/editline] Also Tony Stark fuck yeah[/QUOTE] Really? I guess Ill check it out.
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