Disney’s purchaes of Marvel sure is looking like a great idea right about now. The superhero mashup The Avengers made about $200.3 million dollars over its three day opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend n box office history, and smashing last year’s $169 million record for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Buoyed by a massive marketing blitz and fantastic reviews from critics (the movie is at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes as I write this) The Avengers looks like a surefire winner for Disney Studios and a definite long-running franchise.
Here are a couple of articles detailing The Avengers performance:
EW.COM Box office report: ‘The Avengers’ scores biggest opening weekend of all time with $200.3 mil
LA Times– Avengers Has Record Weekend
I had originally planned to see The Avengers this last weekend, but I haven’t had a chance to see it yet. Hopefully I will this coming weeked.
If you’ve seen The Avengers, what are your thoughts?
The Walt Disney Family Museum is definitely a place I’d love to visit. Learning more about the history of the man who created the Mouse would be right up my alley. Jim MacQuarrie, writer of the Wired blog GeekDad, visited the museum and shares his experiences.
“Last month I had the opportunity to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum, located in the historic Presidio in San Francisco; this was something I was looking forward to, since my friend Floyd Norman had served as a consultant in the creation of the exhibits and had told me a little about it at the time. Even so, the museum exceeded my expectations, providing an interesting and educational experience that’s ideally suited for children and adults.”
You can read the rest of the piece at the link below. If I ever make it out to San Fransisco I’ll definitely go– it sounds like a must-see for any Disney fan.
Walt Disney Family Museum– GeekDad