After years of patiently waiting for this film to become a reality, Marvel's The Avengers finally arrives in theaters this weekend just in time to officially kick off the 2012 summer movie season. The reviews are in, buzz is real strong, and movie theaters will be packed full of all sorts of fans this weekend as The Avengers looks to break a few box office records and show those Twilight and Hunger Games kids that superhero movies have a place on those highest-grossing lists too.
But just how much will The Avengers make in its first weekend? We're gonna leave that up to you to figure out. The film will have to earn more than $169 million to top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 as the highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. If it can't do that, then it can become nab the highest-grossing opening weekend for a superhero (comic book) film if it tops The Dark Knight's $158 million.
Does it have enough legs to reach either of those box office milestones? I don't think it'll climb quite that high, but it may top Spider-Man 3's $151 million. Sound off below with your best guesses as to how much The Avengers will make opening weekend.
Fanboy Fix, The Avengers
OMG!! My husband and I loved this movie. I knew that it was going to be good but damn! I used to watch all of the marvel cartoons as a child so I knew what to expect, but they took it to a new level. One thing that I must say is, I am soooooo thrilled that the creator Stan Lee in not only involved but is making apperarances in the movies. I think that the younger generation needs to know where the movies are coming from and who has presented us with the Oringal Genius. I am looking forward to what is coming next..Thanks Stan for us giving good comics and the hulk.
I loved it.. it was amazing, and funny too iron man and incredible hulk really made the movie pretty fun... It was excited and I will see it again again n again... Must see
Took whole family and a friend to see this movie. How can I say...SPECTACULAR!! I was very impressed with how INCREDIBLE the Hulk was in this movie, plus the few new characters were DELECTABLE!! This is a MUST SEE!! Please go see it, multiple times if possible!!
I've seen it twice already and going for a third time today with some other family members who haven't seen it yet!!
Saw Friday morning 12:05 AM...Absolutely awesome...going again tonight.....and tomorrow. Hope this helps to put it to #1....it deserves the spot!!!!
will make more than overrated movies like avater
I love marvel comic movies. my guess is 240 million
It will make more than Harry Potter. Probably 180 million.
BTW, it was so awesome, it deserves to make more money than "titanic". Just sayin'.
As long as it beats the crap out of garbage like "think like a man" (lower case intentional), I don't really care how much it makes.
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