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The Avengers doesn’t come out for a week, though a folks during Disney (distributors of Marvel’s superhero title) have been already saying a lot of immature — as well as it’s not only since of a Hulk.
In a abroad entrance yesterday, The Avengers punched up a superb $ 17.1 million from 10 countries. That sum includes $ 6.2 million in Australia (the second top opening day of all time), $ 3.7 million in Italy, $ 2.9 million in France, $ 1.3 million in Taiwan (the top opening day of all time), as well as $ 0.8 million in New Zealand (again, a top opening day of all time). Lucrative markets identical to England, China, as well as Russia have been still watchful to see a film.
“We’re intensely speedy by this implausible start,” says Dave Hollis, Disney’s EVP of melodramatic exhibition. If we ask us, it sounds identical to he’s being flattering modest. By all accounts, Disney seems to have a bona fide pound upon a hands.
Early tracking reports for The Avengers have been between a strongest ever seen as well as plan which a movie will consequence about $ 125-150 million upon opening weekend. Mind you, a initial tracking reports for The Hunger Games placed a movie in a $ 75-100 million range, though as we all know, it distant exceeded expectations with a $ 152.5 million debut.
If a identical kind of over-performance happens with The Avengers, Disney could be seeking during a top opening week end of all time. Harry Potter as well as a Deathly Hallows – Part 2 now binds this pretension with $ 169.2 million. The Dark Knight‘s $ 158.4 million crawl puts it in second. The Hunger Games sits in third.
According to MovieTickets.com, pre-sales for The Avengers have been by a roof. A repute for a ticketing association says which The Avengers has sole 1.5 times as most tickets as Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Iron Man, as well as Iron Man 2 COMBINED had sole during a same indicate in their pre-release cycles. Cha-ching!
Even some-more enlivening for Disney, 56 percent of these pre-sales have been for 3-D showings (Cha-ching!), as well as 37 percent have been for IMAX screenings (Cha-ching!).
With expectation levels reaching dizzying heights (thanks to good covers identical to this one), clever reviews stability to flow in, as well as a built-in fad of eventually saying Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, as well as Hulk in a single movie, a subject upon everyone’s minds is either a Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers will be means to grasp a highly evolved opening week end jot down during a box office. If zero else, a entrance upon top of $ 150 million is seeking increasingly expected — generally in this remarkably clever year for a movie industry.
What do we think? Can The Avengers take out Harry Potter? Stay tuned to my Twitter for violation box bureau updates, as well as keep checking behind here upon EW.com for full coverage. Something tells me which this summer will give box bureau junkies a LOT to speak about.
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