I had the rare and amazing opportunity to see Avengers on its’ preview night, in IMAX 3D. It was amazing, and I talked about it so much, I made my family irritated. Then they went, and now they can’t stop talking about it. We loved Hawkeye, and the Black Widow. I loved that their abilities were amazing, yet they were the “normal” people in the group. I loved Hawkeye’s equipment, and if could find such a bow and arrow set, I would learn how to shoot arrows. I would love to give such a set to my son. He would love it.
The jokes and silliness were not missed by my 7-year-old, and he enjoyed Hulk’s occasional pushy behavior when he would strike out against other Avengers. What we really loved was that it was a great story of heroes, and that you want to watch the action in slow motion because it is so intense. Part of the plot moved a little slow for my 7-year-old, but it was a good balance of action and adventure with a plot, and storyline for the grown-ups, or not so grown-ups in the audience. Here is a link to previews and other fun ideas related to the Avengers.
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MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS DOMESTIC DEBUT SETS ALL-TIME INDUSTRY RECORD AT $200.3 MILLION; FILM GROSSES $641.8 MILLION GLOBALLY
The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.
In just three days, Marvel’s the Avengers is the fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday, May 4 and marks the second highest single day take of all time at $80.5 million. Saturday’s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time. Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.
Marvel’s The Avengers began opening internationally April 25 and crossed the $600 million mark globally May 6 after just 12 days in release.
International box office highlights include:
- Opened May 3 in Russia with $17.9 million, the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever
- Opened May 5 in China with $17.4 million
- Biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Philippines
Marvel’s The Avengers has now opened in all major markets except Israel, Poland, and Japan.
The film’s success comes a month after Marvel and Disney announced that a sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summer’s Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.
Marvel’s The Avengers is the first Marvel Studios film to be marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.