THE AVENGERS:…


 

THE AVENGERS: $207.4 MILLION WEEKEND

The Walt Disney Studios has issued a press release with actual weekend box office totals, confirming Marvel’s The Avengers earning $207.4 million as the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

Through its first 12 days, The Avengers has a cumulative worldwide box office gross estimated at $654.8 million.

 

“Marvel’s The Avengers is something we’ve been carefully building toward since we began production on the first Iron Man film, and it is quite rewarding for all of us that The Avengers is appealing around the globe to both passionate fans and general audiences alike,” said producer Kevin Feige. “It is a testament to all involved with this film that audiences across the board are embracing the film in this record-setting way.”

 

“Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige and the whole Marvel team have done something really incredible with The Avengers,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical exhibition sales and distribution, Walt Disney Studios. “From the super-talented cast to the spectacular visual effects, it’s a grand slam, and we’re proud to be a part of this history-making film.”

 

The Avengers opened on Friday to $80.8, the second-highest single-day take, followed by record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million).

Marvel’s The Avengers began opening internationally April 25 and has set records as the biggest opening weekend of in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and United Arab Emirates. It opened in Russia May 3 with $17.9 and on China on May 5 with $18 million.

 

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