If you were not at your local theater this weekend, we aren't sure what you were doing. 'Avengers' starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and many, many more, opened on May 4th with a bang!
Hopes were high for Marvel's 'The Avengers', and high is what they got! Although the movie fell short of the opening day record behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2, which grossed $91 million opening day, The Avengers still hit $80.5 million. After that, it soared to the top of the box office with a record breaking $207.4 million for opening weekend. This not only broke the record, it shattered it! Previously holding the best opening weekend spot was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 with $169.2 million. It also grossed an additional $441.5 million in foreign release.
The Avengers also took recognition for being the fastest movie ever to reach $100, $150, and $200 million, while also stealing away new high records for Saturday and Sunday, with $69.7 million and $50.1 million.
The Avengers was the perfect mix of serious moments, action sequences, and light hearted comedic moments! The movie is expected to pass the $400 million mark and possibly even reach the $500 million mark before exiting theaters.
Make sure to swing out to your local theater and check it out, even if you are not a huge comic fan, this movie has something for everyone!