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?