1:56 pm - 05/07/2012

"The Avengers" record-breaking $200.3 million debut!

Just like Captain America tells the Incredible Hulk to do in the film “The Avengers”, the superhero flick smashed the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut this weekend.

The Marvel Comics combination is by far the largest opening in movie history surpassing the previous record of $169.2 held last year with the debut of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2,” followed by "The Dark Knight" in 2008 with a $158.4 million debut and "Spider-Man 3" in 2007 with $151.1 million.

It earned $80.5 million on Friday (May 4), which is the second-highest single day take of all time and Saturday's (May 5) earning of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday of all time. Out of the 4,349 locations in North America, it averaged $46,063 per theater.

After just 12 days of release, it will gross more than $600 million from its combined global box office sales, which is more than its Marvel superhero forerunners "Iron Man," ''Iron Man 2," ''Thor" and "Captain America" took in during their entire runs.

"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” is just the beginning for a summer filled with superhero madness, while “The Amazing Spiderman” and “The Dark Knight Rises” are set to release in July.

"If 'The Avengers' is any indication, we're going to see a leap rather than a gentle little nudge into new territory, and the lineup is there to justify it going forward," said Greg Foster, chairman and president of the IMAX cinema chain.

The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Samuel L. Jackson.

Have you seen 'The Avengers' yet?

Not yet, but I want to

Did you like it?

acciomileycyrus 7th-May-2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
HOLY wow!
I haven't seen it yet because ~no1 2 go with~ but I want to!
and no wonder LG is focusing on this movie rather than LOL :(
Sad tho, hopefully they'll fund LOL more now since it's getting good reviews from people on twitter
shizshockhorror 7th-May-2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
LG isn't connected to the avengers is it?
davidnolan 7th-May-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
i'm pretty sure it's not
acciomileycyrus 7th-May-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
OH wait sorry I got confused with THG and Lionsgate, my bad.
nileyenaoe 7th-May-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
LG is not connected to The Avengers.
acciomileycyrus 7th-May-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
OH wait sorry I got confused with THG and Lionsgate, my bad.
dearjohnc 7th-May-2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
I'm seeing it tonight, hopefully is good I'm not really a movie person unless is something i find interesting.
carolmp15 7th-May-2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
I saw that movie three times and would love to see it again LOL
dearlucid 7th-May-2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
I loved it. Thought it was a quality movie.
sheriffgraham 7th-May-2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
this movie was so amazing seriously
can i just cry over how hot hawkeye is?

this asshole tbh
laurenlip20 7th-May-2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
this movie gave me a headache
littlemix 7th-May-2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
i haven't seen it yet :(
xcarex 7th-May-2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
Going this afternoon (didn't want to deal with the crowds.) Very excited, tbh!
csill 7th-May-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
Scarlett is so beautiful and hot.
but I'm not really interested in the film.
hitthoselightz 7th-May-2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
acornthimble 7th-May-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
it's super fun and well done
davidbeckham 7th-May-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
'looks' - you can't really judge if you haven't even watched it
swifterland 8th-May-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
hdu those movies were flawless
davidnolan 7th-May-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
cause of all the previous movies and comic book movies always get hype..
takobella 7th-May-2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
It was perfection tyvm
charmingmistake 7th-May-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
It was awesome sry2say you can't recognize quality.
gabrielaqqlc 7th-May-2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. The movie is awesome and all but I did not want it to break DH's record.
adorabledoll 7th-May-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
You like Harry Potter and the VS angels? Where have you been all my life?
gabrielaqqlc 7th-May-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
lol I love Harry Potter with a passion and I've always loved Gisele, Adriana and Alessandra and enjoyed the VSFS but just recently started staning them tbh. Oh and I must say about your icon, I'm forever amazed at how flawless Emma looked that day.
chriswrites99 7th-May-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know how good it will be. But I have to take my nephew to see it on Wendsday (I promised him) so I guess I will find out.
mileyzanessafan 7th-May-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Wow!! But I always wanted Harry Potter to hold the top spot :(
adorabledoll 7th-May-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Haha me too I'm actually mad rn
davidnolan 7th-May-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
one of the best movies i've seen tbh it was perfecct
windypoppies 7th-May-2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
OMG It was so good! I loved all the chemistry between all of the characters!
adorabledoll 7th-May-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
"surpassing the previous record of $169.2 held last year with the debut of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2,”

offthechainx0 7th-May-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
i'm not really into these types of movies, but i really loved it!
talklikelions 7th-May-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
my allegiance to Harry Potter makes me sad about this, but...idk I want to see it.

And some guy I had class with last semester saw me studying today and was like AVENGGERRRRSSSS COME SEE IT WITH MEEE so idk. I'll weigh how awk it will be going with someone I barely know, then decide.
popdatpussy 7th-May-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Lol I only wanted to see this movie because of Chris.
takobella 7th-May-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
The movie was so damn good, even my friends that don't now anything about comics loved it
charmingmistake 7th-May-2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
This movie was so fucking good argh I want to rewatch it so many times. Twice was not enough!
track_viper 7th-May-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
I've watched it twice now!! I loved it!! It will make you laugh throughout the whole entire movie, how the movie was scripted was genius! I'm even willing to see it again lol!
ibonekoen 7th-May-2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Loved it. Super awesome movie and will be seeing it again.
thatsmilly 7th-May-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Mama hemsworth must be proud. Her boys in two of the biggest grossing movies this year.
swifterland 8th-May-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
not just year, but in history lol
thatsmilly 8th-May-2012 03:51 am (UTC)
lol, i know.
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