Daily Archives: May 6, 2012
Marvel’s The Avengers Assembles A Record-Breaking Weekend – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of May 4th, 2012
I thought I would give a rundown of the major summer releases that audiences may be interested in seeing over the next few months. Let’s begin:
May 4th – The Avengers
The Avengers looks to kick-off the summer movie season with a bang, and if the international grosses this past weekend are any indication, The Avengers will open big. The main plot of the film has Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembling the greatest group of heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) to save the world from total annihilation. I’ll say this flat out, The Avengers will be the highest grossing film than any of the characters (Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor) individual films, and it will be the 2nd highest grossing film of the summer, as I’m predicting a total domestic gross of $385 million. Just to back up the above statement, here is how the characters films have done at the box office:
2008 – Iron Man - $318.4 million domestic gross
2008 – The Incredible Hulk - $134.8 million domestic gross
2010 – Iron Man 2 - $312.4 million domestic gross
2011 – Thor - $181 million domestic gross
2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger - $176.7 million domestic gross
The film is receiving great reviews, which is going to help the non-comic book fan audience, and this film should dominate the summer box office for most of May, as it really does not have any major competition. Fans were excited by the news of Joss Whedon coming aboard as the director when the film was originally announced, and from all indications, he has made the perfect summer popcorn film. Expect long line-ups this weekend for the film, and I think this was a very wise decision to open the summer movie season with The Avengers.
Dark Shadows, The Dictator, Battleship, Men In Black 3 and much more after the jump!