With $207.4 Million Domestic Debut, “Marvel’s The Avengers”
Grosses $654.8 Million Globally in 12 Days
Marvel’s The Avengers has posted the biggest domestic opening
weekend of all time with $207.4 million for May 4-6, The Walt Disney
Studios announced today. The Super Hero team-up crossed the $600 million
threshold at the global box office in 12 days, and its cumulative
worldwide box office gross is an estimated $654.8 million.
“Marvel’s The Avengers is something we’ve been carefully building
toward since we began production on the first Iron Man film, and
it is quite rewarding for all of us that The Avengers is
appealing around the globe to both passionate fans and general audiences
alike. It is a testament to all involved with this film that audiences
across the board are embracing the film in this record-setting way,”
said Marvel’s The Avengers producer Kevin Feige.
“Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige and the whole Marvel team have done something
really incredible with The Avengers,” said Dave Hollis, Executive
Vice President, Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt
Disney Studios. “From the super-talented cast to the spectacular visual
effects, it’s a grand slam, and we’re proud to be a part of this
In just three days, Marvel’s The Avengers is the fastest movie to
reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday,
May 4, and marks the second-highest single-day take of all time at $80.8
million, followed by record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5 million)
and Sunday ($57 million). Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a
rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.
Marvel’s The Avengers began opening internationally April 25 and
has set records as the biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico,
Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Hong Kong,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, and United Arab Emirates. It opened
in Russia May 3 with $17.9 million to make it the biggest Marvel opening
weekend ever. It debuted in China on May 5 with $18 million over two
days. Marvel’s The Avengers has now opened in all major markets
except Israel (May 10), Poland (May 11), and Japan (August 17).
The film’s successful debut comes a month after Marvel and Disney
announced that a sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger
will be released April 4, 2014.