MARVELâ€™S THE AVENGERS DOMESTIC DEBUT SETS ALL-TIME INDUSTRY RECORD AT $200.3 MILLION; FILM GROSSES $641.8 MILLION GLOBALLY
The Walt Disney Studios announced today thatÂ Marvelâ€™s The AvengersÂ posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The filmâ€™s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.
In just three days,Â Marvelâ€™s the AvengersÂ 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 $80.5 million. Saturdayâ€™s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time. Moviegoers gaveÂ Marvelâ€™s The AvengersÂ a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.
International box office highlights include:
- Â 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
Marvelâ€™s The AvengersÂ has now opened in all major markets except Israel, Poland, and Japan.
The filmâ€™s success comes a month after Marvel and Disney announced that a sequel to 2011â€™sÂ Captain America: The First AvengerÂ will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summerâ€™sÂ ThorÂ is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hitÂ Iron ManÂ series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.
Marvelâ€™sÂ The AvengersÂ is the first Marvel Studios film to be marketed and distributed by The Walt Disney Studios.