The Avengers Sets New Box Office Sales Record
If you have been following the new Avengers movie closely, you might already know about the latest news. The Avengers has set a new box office record for highest opening weekend sales. The Avengers opened on Friday, May 4th and has earned $200.3 Million dollars in its opening weekend. The budget for the film is $220 Million so it looks like the movie is set to earn quite a lot in profits. If it continues to perform at the rate it is going, it might set another record for the highest grossing movie of all time. The Avenger’s movie is written and directed by Joss Whedon and tells the story of Marvel comic’s team of super heroes known as the Avengers. The film has some of hollywood’s best actors and actresses such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hensworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more.
The previous title holder for top box office opening weekend sales was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What makes the number more impressive is that the$200.3 Million is domestic sales in North America only. If you include worldwide sales figures, the opening weekend sales are at $641.8 Million dollars. That figure beats out the totals to date for previous Marvel based films Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, and Iron Man 2. If you are unfamiliar with the Avengers, they are a team of superheroes made up by Thor (Chris Hensworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
The plot summary for ‘The Avengers’ is “Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. ” I am going to be watching the movie tomorrow so expect the review to come either tomorrow or the day after. If you have seen the movie already, leave your thoughts in the comments section below. The film has an MPAA rating of PG-13 and is 142 minutes in duration. If you are lucky enough to live near an Imax theatre, the film is featured on the extra large screen as well. There is also a 3D version of the movie if that is your thing.