As expected, Marvel's THE AVENGERS is breaking box office records in its six-superhero opening weekend. Estimated earnings for this weekend edge past the $200 million mark, leaving the previous record of $169.2 million set by HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2 distant in the rear view mirror. According to Box Office Mojo, THE AVENGERS also blazed past previous records to reach $100 million, $150 million, and $200 million, and set new records for Saturday earnings ($69.7 million) and Sunday ($50.1 million) grosses. Read more on the FilmEdge Blog.
Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers" — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.