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Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Avengers Smashes Competition At The Box Office....Sets New Record


  Marvel Studio's "The Avengers" stomped all over box office records on its way to earning $200.3 million in its debut - the greatest opening weekend of all time.
The movie, which brings together several super hero franchises (Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America and Thor) within in a bigger franchise, easily surpassed the $169.2 million notched by previous record-holder, last year's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2."
The super hero blockbuster also earned $151 million more overseas - it opened on April 25 in some territories -- bringing its worldwide total to an estimated $641.8 million.
"The $200 million opening weekend is just like Sasquatch, it's something I thought I would never actually see," says Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Hollywood.com. "This is the four-minute mile at the box office, a mark I never thought we'd see broken."
"The word of mouth is so incredible on this film, it just keeps building and building, and movie theaters kept having to add showings. The marketplace was expanding to accommodate the demand."
Though it finished $10.6 million behind "Deathly Hallows Part 2's" Friday record of $91.1 million, "The Avengers" finished strong to set the highest Saturday gross ever with $69.7 million.

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Now I know I have to watch this movie.

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