PRESS RELEASE: Final Box Office Numbers For THE AVENGERS; Kevin Feige And Dave Hollis Comment On The Success

PRESS RELEASE: Final Box Office Numbers For THE AVENGERS; Kevin Feige And Dave Hollis Comment On The Success

Along with the final numbers across the globe for the Joss Whedon-directed film The Avengers, this press release also includes comments from Kevin Feige and Dave Hollis. Check it out...

BURBANK, Calif. -- Marvel's The Avengers has posted the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time with $207.4 million for May 4-6, The Walt Disney Studios announced today. The Super Hero team-up crossed the $600 million threshold at the global box office in 12 days, and its cumulative worldwide box office gross is an estimated $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. It is a testament to all involved with this film that audiences across the board are embracing the film in this record-setting way," said Marvel's The Avengers producer Kevin Feige.

"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, The 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."

In just three days, Marvel's The Avengers is the fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday, May 4, and marks the second-highest single-day take of all time at $80.8 million, followed by record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million). Moviegoers gave Marvel's The Avengers a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.

Marvel's The Avengers began opening internationally April 25 and has set records as the biggest opening weekend of all time 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 million to make it the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever. It debuted in China on May 5 with $18 million over two days. Marvel's The Avengers has now opened in all major markets except Israel (May 10), Poland (May 11), and Japan (August 17).

The film's successful debut comes a month after Marvel and Disney announced that a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summer's Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.

Marvel's The Avengers is the first Marvel Studios film to be marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders, The Avengers is now in theatres!

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superotherside - 5/7/2012, 12:52 PM
This is sooooooo awesome!
NerdyGeek - 5/7/2012, 12:54 PM
So the film already broke it's own record in a way! Winning!!!
JudgeDeath - 5/7/2012, 12:56 PM
Beware Dark Shadows. :)
marantaz - 5/7/2012, 12:58 PM
$1 Billion by May 13th? By May 20th? Place your bets.
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 12:59 PM
marvel72 - 5/7/2012, 12:59 PM
great news,its well deserved & i hope they keep hold of joss for the sequel & make another hulk movie sooner than 2015.
mctrinket - 5/7/2012, 1:00 PM
Good for Whedon!
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/7/2012, 1:00 PM
Team Marvel!
spiderclone - 5/7/2012, 1:01 PM
im gonna do my part to make sure this movie gets the most money possible im seeing it for the 3rd time on weds :D
7166charlie - 5/7/2012, 1:03 PM
so glad i have seen this 3 times now and it gets better each time, i agree that Avengers 2 for 2015 seems like a good bet get whedon on board straight away
Sanderman - 5/7/2012, 1:03 PM
Sucks to live in Japan
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:07 PM
I say it makes a little over 100 million next week, 60 million the week after that, before tapering off with a few weeks of 20 million. Final total. 495 million domestically, 740 million overseas.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:09 PM
If this movie was released in December with little to no competition I would say it had a real shot at 550 or 600 million. Even though Dark Shadows isn't a huge threat, it will still take a chunk of the earnings, as well as Battleship and MIB 3.

It will still be number one next week, and the week after that. I think it will lose it's number one title to MIB 3.
Greengo - 5/7/2012, 1:10 PM
Damn Japan must be pissed!!!!

"[frick] WOO MARWEL!!!"

OnLeatherWings - 5/7/2012, 1:10 PM
It's a good day for CBM's!!!!!!! This is going to open the door for all,properties marvel and DC
CaptainObvious - 5/7/2012, 1:10 PM
Congratulations, Marvel. You deserved it.
Greengo - 5/7/2012, 1:10 PM
ThanToast - 5/7/2012, 1:12 PM
I sincerely commend you for your open-midedness and positivity!
JordanKing - 5/7/2012, 1:13 PM
Well played, Marvel. This film, and the creators behind it deserve every buck it makes.
StrangerX - 5/7/2012, 1:15 PM
RaMan - 5/7/2012, 1:15 PM
Mark Ruffalo was greatas Banner. Best Banner since Bill Bixby and certainly he gets the credit as Hulk and is the best Hulk since Ferrigno.

Hulk stole the show too!!

I certainly would love to have him back in Avengers 2 & fighting Thanos and would love to see him in having his own Hulk solo sequel. He well deserves it!!!
<br />Mark Ruffalo
kevberg - 5/7/2012, 1:16 PM
I gotta say, i predicteed 800-900 million maybe...but I was flat out wrong. I was wrong on it. no problem saying it. Good for Marvel studios and Disney and Paramount.

Theres so much repeat business potential here because it was so fun.
Radsavage1 - 5/7/2012, 1:16 PM
I am surprised nobody is talking about the Luke Cage cameo.
incredibleTalk - 5/7/2012, 1:17 PM
DC/WB have an uphill climb to catch up to Marvel....thanks to true to comic movies like Blade and Ironman..all of my dreams have come true....thanks Joss/Marvel/Disney!You complete me!!
MassExecutions - 5/7/2012, 1:17 PM
The Press - "The Avengers made $207.4 million!"

Kevin Feige - "Shut up baby, I know it."

You know who should be in the next Avengers movie? Squadron Supreme. Then Marvel will basically have made a Justice League movie before DC makes a Justice League movie.
TheGuillotine - 5/7/2012, 1:17 PM
Japan's gonna get this movie two weeks before the Blu-ray release. What did the Japanese do to p*ss of Marvel and/or Disney so royally?
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 1:18 PM
Lol Gusto, king of the random :P
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:19 PM
Also with Battleship and MIB 3 being released in 3D it will theaters will be forced to show The Avengers on less 3D screens.
kevberg - 5/7/2012, 1:19 PM
its crazy..everyone first predicted teh US opening as 150 165 million, then they re-evallutated, then 175 million, then reevaluated again to 200.3 million estimates and now its finalizes even BIGGER...207 million....just insane..for 3 days.
Shadow101 - 5/7/2012, 1:20 PM
Thank Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, And Joe Simon. Without them, we wouldn't even have the Avengers in our childhood. THANK YOU MARVEL COMICS!!!!
StrangerX - 5/7/2012, 1:20 PM
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:20 PM
I don't know double D. Great films usually cut there earning by 48-50% in the second week. 100 million dollars I still think will be a record for a two week release. But after that, it will be difficult, because even if the other blockbusters aren't as good, it will still take screen time away from The Avengers.
JordanKing - 5/7/2012, 1:21 PM
@DoubleD You don't honestly believe that do you? For the sake of all humanity, say it ain't so.
MB007 - 5/7/2012, 1:22 PM
This is fantasticly awesome!! :-)

I really hope they can make Avengers 2 a 2015 release, because than it will be exactly like the build-up for Avengers: First Iron Man(3) (Then Hulk, but, you know..) then Thor(2) and last Captain America(2)! :-D
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:22 PM
It won't break the all time record because it isn't deserving, it just won't be on enough screens.
MB007 - 5/7/2012, 1:23 PM
@DoubleD Oh for god sake yes! :-)
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:23 PM
Suddenly saying the filming of the next two movies back to back doesn't sound as crazy. What do people (non comic book fans) really want. Another Avengers movie? Or solo outings of Thor, Captain America, and Ant Man before we see them Assemble again?
SpiderFan35 - 5/7/2012, 1:24 PM
@TheGuillotine: Two words - Pearl Harbor.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 5/7/2012, 1:24 PM
@Double D

Really? That's what people thought with Avatar and Titanic...
silverdog - 5/7/2012, 1:24 PM
deserves every penny... now let´s see if DC moves its lazy ass to make a league movie.
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