THE AVENGERS Takes $80.5M On Friday; Record Breaking $175M Expected For The Weekend

THE AVENGERS Takes $80.5M On Friday; Record Breaking $175M Expected For The Weekend

A $67M opening? Pfft. Turns out that figure was waaaay off. Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble has exceeded expectations with a $80M at the North American box office yesterday and is expected to gross a record breaking total of $175M by Monday.


Deadline reports that the total taken on Friday by Marvel's The Avengers is in actual fact $80.5M; not the previously reported estimation of between $65M and $67M. This includes the $18.1M taken at midnight showings and puts the film on track for a record breaking $175M total through Sunday. This falls slightly short of the past Friday record of $91M set by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 but does mean that the Joss Whedon helmed Marvel Studios film will take the record for highest grossing opening weekend ever. It also guarantees that it will have surpassed $500M by Monday and that doesn't even take into account the fact it opens in China and Russia this weekend too. Currently, The Avengers has made $334.3M internationally and is on track for $575M worldwide.





Don't forget to check out my 5* review of Marvel's The Avengers by clicking HERE.

STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: Out Now!


Posted By:
Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Avengers" 5/5/2012 Source: Deadline
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