“Potter Puny – Hulk SMASH!”

How can the movie Avengers live up to the hype? How about delivering a great movie and breaking all previous box office records for an opening weekend?

As predicted in a previous story, the Avengers not only smashed the old opening weekend box office record but ripped it to shreds like a Bruce Banner shirt after transforming into the Hulk.

Inside movies reports:


Disney’s The Avengers smashed the opening weekend record by earning $200.3 million this weekend, according to studio estimates.

The prior record was held by last summer’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, which debuted to $169.2 million. But The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, was the perfect storm: a highly anticipated 3-D action movie that combined the superheroes of several prior Marvel blockbusters while managing to stand alone as a well-reviewed, crowd-pleasing film in its own right. Oh, and it had a Hulk.

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The difference? Well, put quite simply, is this movie didn't suck.

While drop off business of other giant openers droped drastically (Harry Potter 53%, Twilight Sage: New Moon 42%, The Dark Knight 29% and the Hunger Games 25%) the Avengers remained strong through the entire weekend only dropping 13% from its Friday opening.

Let's not forget overseas sales as well where this movie opened earlier and is proving that audiences world wide are loving this movie. The Los Angeles Times reports:

The North American box office total added to an already unfolding global success story; playing in 52 international markets, the movie collected $151.5 million this weekend, raising its tally abroad to $441.5 million. That means that after just two weeks in release, “The Avengers” already has sold $641.8-million worth of tickets, jumping past “The Hunger Games” on the ranking of top-grossing 2012 releases worldwide.

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So what does this mean? Well, with reviews this movie is getting (it still holds a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is just unheard of…) and the box office success, we here at Popcorn Movies hopes it shows producers and directors that with the right script and the right actors, you can make great films and also profit big time from them.

Enough of the teeny-bopper glam goth crap and get back to basic film making of putting a great story on screen which appeals to all ages. Let's hope this is the start of something great!


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