If the economy is still in trouble, you wouldn’t know by looking at the box office results of “The Avengers.”
It seems everybody in America turned out for it’s opening weekend. The Marvel Comics/Studios film (distributed by Disney), opened to an incredible $200.3 million(!) the US box office. That’s the largest debut ever and kicks off the Summer movie-going season in high style.
The Avengers — marking a major victory for Disney and Marvel Studios — easily dethroned Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which opened to $169.2 million last summer, then the largest number in history.
Overseas, where Avengers opened a week ago, the tentpole has earned $441.5 million for a stunning worldwide total of $641.8 million — already surpassing the lifetime totals of Captain America: The First Avenger ($364 million), Thor ($449 million), Iron Man ($585 million) and Iron Man 2 ($624 million).
The 3D tentpole is now positioned to reach $1 billion in global grosses.
Among other records, Avengers is the first film in history to cross $200 million in only three days of play at the domestic box office. It also scored the biggest Saturday gross of all time in earning $69.7 million.
You can watch the trailer for ‘The Avenger’ below