Shattering the opening weekend box office record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 by $31M, The Avengers destroyed anybody who had the balls to release a movie this weekend. Jesus could have released his sex tape with all of the Victoria’s Secret models in IMAX and it would still have come in second. Wait, okay, maybe I got carried away on that one, but still. The Avengers FUCK YEAHH!! New York Times reports:
In a strong start to Hollywood’s summer movie season the superhero team in “Marvel’s The Avengers” took in about $200.3 million at North American theaters over the weekend, according to Walt Disney Studios, which released the film… “The Avengers” — about a star squad of Marvel superheroes, including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Black Widow — is now on track to take in over $1 billion at the global box office, analysts estimate. This 3-D picture, directed by Joss Whedon (until now best known for creating “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), has already sold about $441.5 million in tickets overseas and has yet to open in important markets like Japan.…“I’m running low on double takes,” Dave Hollis, executive vice president for distribution at Disney, said on Sunday morning. “As the numbers came in, we kept thinking, ‘Can these numbers possibly be right?’ ”
I can’t wait for The Avengers 2 when a bad guy does something then The Avengers fight him then several characters say one-liners then some shit blows up and there’s a big action sequence at the end and Scarlett’s boobs jiggle too then THE END. GO HOME. Come back next summer to see it all again but with a different bad guy. Probably Kirk Cameron or Jonathan Vilma.