Marvel's The Avengers Earns $200M, Smashes Box Office Records!
Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and their friends were box office heroes over the weekend. The all-star superhero film Marvel's The Avengers earned an estimated 200.3 million dollars, easily the highest-grossing debut weekend for a movie in domestic box office history. The total shatters the old record of 169.2 million set last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
A few other tidbits from The Avengers' big weekend:
* The Avengers reached the 200-million-dollar mark faster than any other movie in U.S. box office history.
* On Friday, the day it opened, The Avengers enjoyed the second-highest single-day gross of all time with 80.5 million. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 made 91.1 million on its first day of release.
* The Avengers established a new record for a Saturday, with 69.7 million.
* The Avengers has now earned an estimated 641.8 million dollars worldwide since it opened overseas about two weeks ago.