The Avengers movie opens in wide release this weekend and promises to be the largest open of the year and one of the l... more
The Avengers movie opens in wide release this weekend and promises to be the largest open of the year and one of the largest of all-time. The Hunger Games set a high benchmark with $152.5 million, which is the top debut this year and the third best ever. The Dark Knight is second all-time with $158.4 million and the final Harry Potter holds the record with $169.2 million. Marvel's best weekend has come from Iron Man 2 with $128.1 million, but with the addition of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and more, expect a lot more ticket sales. Box office results can surprise every week, but it looks like The Avengers will top Katniss and Batman with over $160 million in just three days. Of course, The Dark Knight Rises will have a chance to top any new records when it debuts later in the summer.