Marvel's THE AVENGERS Hit The Box Office With... Well, VENGEANCE!! And More On What To Expect With IRON MAN 3...
To any doubters out there that said that the superhero genre can't deliver mega box office, THE AVENGERS are saying what Marvel has been saying since IRON MAN - vengeance is ours!
How does $178.4 million sound in it's opening weekend? WITHOUT North America? THE AVENGERS took first place in all of it's 39 foreign market openings and set box office records in 12 of them. Don't forget that some of the biggest foreign markets have yet to launch, namely Russia, China and Japan.
Some estimates peg the overseas futures at $600m +! So easily count on a BILLION dollar plus event movie.
I'll have more numbers in the coming weeks, especially when it opens in the US and Canada in... 5 DAYS! 4 and a half days if you go to the midnight screenings - don't forget to get your free IMAX poster if you do!
Sounds perfect to me.
Sources: Box Office Mojo | Empire