The Avengers Opens to $80 Milliion on Friday

The Avengers (2012) Movie Captain America Mondo PosterIf, for some unfathomable reason you were concern that Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” would not meet expectations when it opens this week, you can, uh, stop now. The superhero movie grossed a whopping $80.5 million in its Friday debut, on its way to what industry insiders are predicting a $175-$200 million weekend.

Although its Friday opening wasn’t a record (the last Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ claims that with $91 million), the Marvel film did do gangbuster business even if you were to take out the Thursday midnight screenings and just counted Friday, where the film was responsible for an impressive 80% of all ticket sales. On Friday numbers, “The Avengers” did break the previous record holder, “Spider-Man 3′s” $49.8 million

Apparently the fact that fans weren’t packing in the midnight screenings as they did for Harry Potter indicates there are still fans waiting to catch up on the film over the weekend, giving it that rosy outlook of anywhere from $175-$200 million. We’ll find out estimated numbers when Sunday rolls around, and final numbers on Monday (if, you know, you’re interested in that sort of thing).


Via : Box Office Mojo



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  • Jonnydownes

    $170 million gains them the opening weekend record so a predicted $175-200 smashes it! I feel like one of the Entourage boys waiting for auqaman figures, queue the rolling black-outs!

  • Juggernaut

    Well worth the money! Best movie ever!

  • http://boxofficeBUZ.com Ronald Nicholls

    1) WORTH IT
    2) Glad that it is Whedon behind it. He deserves it. As a nerd, as a fan, and as a great director.
    3) Studios start throwing money at the guy to make more film.
    4) Going to see it again tonight.

    • Juggernaut

      I’ll be back in the theater tommorow!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Hoo boy! That is how you start and destroy the summer! That was amazing and everything it was supposed to be. No complaints. Be back to see it soon!

  • Jonnydownes

    Maybe some of the haters will start to hold their tongues???

  • LionHeart

    Excellent. Total confirmation that the experiment is a success.
    Now announce Doctor Strange so I can immediately start throwing money at my screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I’m now counting down the days until DC announces and starts shooting JUSTICE LEAGUE…..

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Years more like it man! DC can’t get their shit together long enough to get anything else other than Batman and hopefully Superman right. They may HAVE to do the JL movie first then spin solo films out of it.