SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM… REFRESH FOR LATEST… It’s now official — Marvel’s The Avengers is a monster worldwide hit for Disney: pic assembled a four-quadrant audience in 2D, Digital 3D, RealD, and IMAX 3D theaters.
Hollywood couldn’t be happier because it kicks off the all-important Summer 2012 flick season with sensational numbers.
Avengers lived up to its billing as the ‘Superhero Team-Up Of A Lifetime’ by featuring all-in-one pic the iconic Marvel figures Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Nick Fury.
Disney says it’s looking at a record $69.7M grosses for Saturday after making $80.5M Friday (including $18.7M midnights) from 4,349 U.S. and Canadian locations, including 3,364 plays in 3D. Studio confirms it’s on track to shatter the domestic weekend opening record with $200M.
(Warner Bros’ 3D Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 finale used to hold that record with $169M.) I believe Disney is being overly conservative and the final figure will exceed $200M since Avengers should make over $49M on Sunday.
(And I thought SNL Kagan’s report predicting that $200M domestic debut before the weekend was nuts.
Not now…) Disney will report exact international numbers later Sunday but says the worldwide total is already $640+M after playing almost everywhere around the globe for ...... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood