Holy smokes Bat - er, I mean Iron Man! We expected The Avengers to demolish the box office, but did we really expect it to open with $207 million, shattering all opening weekend box office records? Yup, the superhero team-up movie years in the making beat Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games on its way to the biggest opening of all time. Furthermore it's closing in on $700 million worldwide, and some are now saying it may even top Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time (though we've got a little while before we start seeing those types of numbers).
Over at Rotten Tomatoes, critics are diggin' it with 93% Fresh, making it that rare summer blockbuster that both audiences and critics fall in love with. Its opening will guarantee further Avengers sequels, perhaps featuring a mix of the regulars and some new characters they introduce between now and then, but regardless of what happens next, The Avengers has proven that, if done right, a superhero movie could find incredible success.
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