I knew that Marvel's new movie the Avengers would be popular, but I don't think that anyone expected this. The Avengers has paced the last Harry Potter movie, and made the most in an opening weekend. The Avengers made $200.3 million in three days just in the U.S. If you include the international figures the Avengers has made an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.
Some of the highlights all over the world.
- Opened May 3 in Russia with $17.9 million, the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever
- Opened May 5 in China with $17.4 million
- Biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Philippines
Marvel’s The Avengers has now opened in all major markets except Israel, Poland, and Japan.
The film’s success 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. A sequel to last summer’s Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.
(Some pieces of the above text are from a Disney press release.)