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.
Do you agree with the critics and the box office? Sound off below with your official rating, and let us know in the comments what you thought The Avengers got right and wrong.
Fanboy Fix, You Rate the New Releases, The Avengers, Summer Movies 2012
I had high expectations. I wasn't disappointed. The movie was funny, the pace was brisk, each character had an important part, and plenty of time to establish WHY they were there, and some of the action was off the charts INSANE! I have always enjoyed superhero movies, and have spent more than a little time reading comic books as a kid, but this movie doesn't fall into any of the traps comic book adaptations fall into. It was simply awesome. There are some spots where you will laugh you behind off, and I cannot give this movie a high enough rating. Stick around for the clip after the credits...they introduce the reason for Avengers 2...and the Avengers will have their hands FULL.
Best movie experience ever!!!
so far, until Avengers 2, hopefully :)
best movie ever. this rocks. all othe movies will never be as good.
A great movie to kick off the summer of superheroes!!! Next up is The dark knight rises and then The amazing spiderman. Make sure you stay till ALL the credits are over.
The Cast and Crew of THE AVENGERS deserve an high honor in doing an phenomanel job in their new movie, it's a sizzling action pack blockbuster and my sister & I enjoyed it to the max!! A definate must see again, again and AGAIN! It was on the edge intense...'love the scenes when their at odds with one another and really loved how they kept each other's back...'ALL of the Super Heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Dr. Banner/Hulk, Thor, Black Window, Hawkeye & craz Villain Loki kicked high gear, especially Dr. Banner/HULK: who is totally unpredictable (love him!). Stay 'til the very "very" end there's a priceless scene of THE AVENGERS: what a good looking action MARVEL Team they are. Looking forward to more MARVEL movies!!!
I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie. This was a brilliant compilation of characters, stunning special effects, fantastic screenplay and the actors were simply amazing. Everybody had their own special role in the thing and as a life-long Marvel fan I was not even remotely disappointed in the outcome. Actually, I am anxious for a sequel to see what these guys are going to do next. Not to spoil the thing for everyone else, but don't leave when the credits start rolling. There's a sneak peek into who the Avengers must face next!
It was not just action-packed but at some points hilarious. The combination of quick witted actors makes this a MUST see for everyone.
It was VERY well done! The chemistry between the characters was great, the humor was wonderful! I can't remember the last time I heard the whole audience laugh and cheer!!! Enjoyable for the whole family!! Awesome, just awesome movie all the way around!! will definitely be going to see again!! Bravo Joss Whedon and cast and crew for a brilliant movie!
Of course this movie deserves it!!!!!!!!!! It was so well done, words can't even describe!! Joss (director) did amazing, Robert, Evans(Cap), Hemsworth(Thor), Tom, Jeremy, Scarlett, Mark and Sam were astounding in their performances and they all worked together really well. I've seen this three times already and I plan on seeing it several more!! The Avengers and it's cast and crew deserve everything good they get!!
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