Old characters, new box-office record! After colossal, gargantuan, elephantine (the thesaurus is so cool!) ticket sales, The Avengers is the first movie ever to collect $207 million in a single weekend — worldwide, it’s made $641.8 million in barely a week and a half.To give some context: The Harry Potter finale made $169.2 million in its debut weekend. The SEPTA workers won $173 million. And it would take a SideShow writer at least 250 years to bring in that kind of dough. [Read More]
If this is any clue that superheros and/or IMAX screens are, like, the next big thing, we might as well issue an advanced congratulations to The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3) and The Dark Knight Rises (July 20).
And there will be more destruction, er, heroics, with this summer’s other planned action tales, Men in Black 3, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Battleship, Total Recall and Prometheus, director Ridley Scott’s return to the sci-fi territory of his horror hit Alien.