Do you hear the cracking sound? That’s the sound of box office records being broken! I haven’t gotten to see the movie yet because I was busy on Brandcation but my husband and boys went to see Marvel’s The Avengers yesterday (5/6/2012). The first thing my husband said to me when he walked into the door was “Best movie I have seen in the last 10 years”. My boys have raved about it and seeing the record it has set I can see why. Check out the details below:
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.
Will you be heading to see Marvel’s The Avengers soon or did you already go this weekend?
*This information in this post is from a press release provided by Disney to me for informative purpose. All other thoughts in the post are mine.