The Avengers Has The Largest Opening Of All Time

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May 7, 2012
  1. Gahars
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    I would describe how good The Avengers is here, but words can't really do it justice. If you haven't already seen it, do so now. Trust me, you'll have yourself a good time.

    The buzz around the movie has just been nuts, and the sales numbers are reflecting that: throughout its opening weekend in US markets, Marvel's The Avengers has grossed just over $200 million dollars. That is the largest U.S. opening in history.

    Source: Time

    No spell is going to change this, Harry Potter. The Hunger Games, eat your heart out. Batman, these have been your darkest nights, etc., etc.

    It's also worth noting that the movie itself had a budget of (according to Wikipedia) $220 million. That means the movie has almost tripled that number in 12 days alone. There's a strong performance, and then there's a Hulk strength performance.

    I'm sure the people behind the movie must be feeling pretty good about themselves. I'm not sure exactly how they'll take this success, but I can offer a good guess.
     
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    *sigh* Better go see it soon...
     
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    I have yet to see it, I should pretty soon though, but this really isn't surprising, I passed by the movie theater parking lot at my mall on Friday and all I could say was oh my god.
     
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    Scarlett Johansson/Black Widow was the best thing in the movie, and I don't just mean her butt, which deserved it's own entry in the end credits.
     
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    I hear the Hulk was amazing as all shit.
     
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    I imagine this is going to be one of those movies where people who have seen it will pester everyone else into seeing it as well. It almost transcends being a movie and becomes one of the year's defining experiences.

    Also, I think it's only fair to try and explain how much I liked the movie. If Loki represents my skepticism going in, and The Hulk represents the film itself, here is my review for Marvel's The Avengers. (Warning: Light Spoilers Ahead. You Have Been Warned)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Easily one of the best movies in the last decade, not even from purely a "action" viewpoint or a "superhero" viewpoint. It's just a great movie in general. Like it deserves a few nominations this year but it'll probably get snubbed, seeing as the only action/fantasy movie to make significant gains in the awards in like the past decade was Return of the King (admittedly a great movie but it feels like it'd get considered a bit more than a superhero movie).

    Although I can't wait for the movie hipsters to go "Eh Captain America/The Hulk/Iron Man/Iron Man 2/Thor was better".
     
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    Best Hulk yet, no doubt.
     
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    He was a bit jarring at first since the way Ruffalo plays it and the way Norton plays it are pretty different but he was one of the most interesting characters in the movie.
     
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    Okay, so, I'm going to see it this coming up weekend. I'm going to stay out of this thread now to avoid spoilers.
     
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    I think the Hulk stole the spotlight in this movie!
     
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    Should have had a Spiderman cameo.

    I mean it takes place in NYC, and they showed a trailer for the new Spiderman movie too.
    At least they could have had during the Credits, Peter taking photos.
     
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    Ruffalo did a stand up job. I was worried going into the movie that he'd have as Tony Stark would say "performance issues" but he exceeded mine and I'm sure many other peoples expectations.
     
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    The movies is just too fucken awesome. I watched the cam earlier this week and was blown away so much. Watching it at the local IMax just floored me.I can't wait till they make a sequel.
     
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    Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man, not Marvel Studios. They legally can't do anything with Spider-Man until (if ever) they get the rights back.
     
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    HUGE SPOILERS
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I'm going to see this movie tomorrow, I cannot fucking wait.
     

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