We knew The Avengers was going to be big but I reckon not even Disney / Marvel knew how big until box office confirmations started to come in during the day. We’ve just received a press release which has confirmed that the movie has taken the number one spot in all 39 countries in which it opened.
On top of that, Disney have confirmed the following:
In the UK Marvel’s Avengers Assemble has become:
- The biggest Disney Day 3 opening of all time
- The biggest Superhero movie opening of all time
- The biggest single day taking for a Disney Film of £5.4m
- The weekend box office alone has taken more money than the entire run of Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor!
Right now, Mickey Mouse is rubbing his hands in delight at the prospect of the movie opening in the US this Friday 4th May when he’s no doubt going to absolutely rake it in!
Here’s the full press release
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SMASHES IN AT NO.1 TAKING £15.8M AT UK BOX OFFICE
BIGGEST DISNEY 3 DAY OPENING OF ALL TIME
BIGGEST SUPERHERO MOVIE OPENING OF ALL TIME
BIGGEST SINGLE DAY TAKING FOR A DISNEY FILM OF £5.4M
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ALONE BEATS THE ENTIRE RUNS OF THE HULK, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THOR
NO.1 ACROSS ALL 39 INTERNATIONAL OPENINGS
Marvel Avengers Assemble smashed in at No.1 at the UK box office with a phenomenal Hulk sized 4 day weekend of £15.8m. Audiences flocked to be first to see the critically loved movie, making it the biggest opening for a superhero movie in the UK of all time and the second biggest 4 day weekend ever (behind Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix £16.5m). The hugely anticipated Marvel Avengers Assemble has already taken more than the entire UK box office runs of The Hulk (£8.29m), Captain America (£9.5m) and Thor (£14.05m).
The international box office totalled a massive $178.4 million and saw Marvel Avengers Assemble open at No.1 in all 39 countries released so far, with many countries seeing their biggest opening weekends of all time, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and The Philippines.
The only movie with 6 stars, Marvel Avengers Assembles Hollywood talent including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
UK press have called Marvel Avengers Assemble “spectacular” and “the first blockbuster of the year”:
“Phenomenal,” The Sun, 5 stars
“the best comic book movie ever made” The Daily Star, 10/10
‘Avengers Assemble has emerged as the smartest, wittiest, and most unapologetically entertaining comic-book adaptation of the modern era.’ The Times, 5 stars
“fantastic superhero entertainment,” Sunday Mirror, 5 stars
“supremely entertaining,” Heat, 5 stars
‘All kinds of awesomeness goes down!’ Nuts 5 stars
“tremendous fun, thanks to a clever and witty script,” Mail on Sunday, 4 stars
Marvel Avengers Assemble is the eagerly anticipated first Avengers film, bringing together some of Marvel’s most loved superhero characters in the biggest superhero movie in history. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel Avengers Assemble” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Marvel Avengers Assemble is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.