The Avengers Has The Largest Opening Of All Time

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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.

That number not only eclipses but utterly obliterates the $169.2-million debut for the previous record holder, last July’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. If the total holds when final figures are issued on Monday, The Avengers will have reached $200 million two days faster than any other movie; both the Potter finale and The Dark Knight, now in third place, took five days to hit the double nine-figure mark (Deathly Hallows 2 with $202.6 million, Dark Knight with $203.8 million). Add the domestic stash to the $441.5 million earned from 12 days in the international market, and you get a $641.8-million global gross — $24 million more than the year’s first blockbuster, The Hunger Games, has banked in seven weeks.

Back home in North America, The Avengers started big and kept on building through the weekend. The film’s revenue from Thursday midnight showings was the eighth best ever; its Friday take of $80.5 million was second only to Deathly Hallows 2. Then it registered the biggest Saturday gross ($69.7 million) and is headed for a Sunday record of $50.1 million. A 2-D movie converted after shooting to 3-D, The Avengers persuaded 52% of the weekend audience to pay extra to see the movie with glasses, and fleeced $15 million from customers who coughed up another surcharge for the IMAX process (275 screens).
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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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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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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)
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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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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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Best Hulk yet, no doubt.

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.

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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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.

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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I hated how they killed off Agent Coulson. I thought he was supposed to be in Iron Man 3? Moreover, It didn't seem like he was going to die. The scene with him and Loki had me completely fooled.
 

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I hated how they killed off Agent Coulson. I thought he was supposed to be in Iron Man 3? Moreover, It didn't seem like he was going to die. The scene with him and Loki had me completely fooled.

According to Joss Whedon, Coulson didn't die. Since Nick Fury is a damned good liar, and we never his death called on screen, it is possible. Then again, Joss could just be lying; it wouldn't be the first time.
 

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I hated how they killed off Agent Coulson. I thought he was supposed to be in Iron Man 3? Moreover, It didn't seem like he was going to die. The scene with him and Loki had me completely fooled.

According to Joss Whedon, Coulson didn't die. Since Nick Fury is a damned good liar, and we never his death called on screen, it is possible. Then again, Joss could just be lying; it wouldn't be the first time.

Actually Coulson comes back in The Avengers 2 as the most recent addition to The Avengers team, the Six Million Dollar Man. They can rebuild him, they have the technology.

In all seriousness though, perhaps Fury lied to have a martyr for their team so they could rally the team.
 
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