Why not just make 400 million. Seeing avengers tonight.
How does that opening weekend number for Avengers compare to TDK, DH2?
|Rank||Title (click to view)||Studio||Opening*||% of Total||Theaters||Avg.||Total Gross^||Date**|
|1||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||WB||$169,189,427||44.4%||4,375||$38,672||$381,011,219||7/15/2011|
|2||The Dark Knight||WB||$158,411,483||29.7%||4,366||$36,283||$533,345,358||7/18/2008|
|3||The Hunger Games||LGF||$152,535,747||40.8%||4,137||$36,871||$374,317,455||3/23/2012|
|5||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Sum.||$142,839,137||48.2%||4,024||$35,497||$296,623,634||11/20/2009|
If we adjust for inflation,we have :
|1||The Dark Knight||WB||$172,752,400||29.7%||4,366||$39,568||$581,628,700||7/18/2008|
|3||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||WB||$166,845,500||44.4%||4,375||$38,136||$375,732,700||7/15/2011|
|4||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||BV||$162,140,200||32.0%||4,133||$39,230||$506,040,100||7/7/2006|
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Could it hold a little more? I think so. But when The Dark Knight Rises comes out it will hold a little better than TDK. Just because everyone on the planet has seen the first.
And because it's the last real Batman movie of the century.
So basically they are expecting The Avengers to be just as big as TDK was in it's opening weekend.
But Avengers has an advantage...3D! Let's see TDKR smash this come July
Your worlds have anded?
Joss Whedon's tentpole breaks records for a superhero pic; overseas, it has already crossed $300 million.
Kicking off the summer box office in style, Disney and Marvel Studios' The Avengers earned $18.7 million in Thursday midnight runs to become the top performer for a superhero title.
In 2008, The Dark Knight grossed $18.5 million in midnight runs on its way to a weekend debut of $158.4 million -- the second best opening of all time domestically behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which earned $43.5 million in midnight runs last summer (the best of all time) and $169.2 million for the weekend.
The Harry Potter and Twilight franchises dominate the chart of best midnight earnings, thanks to a young and rabid fanbase. And earlier this year, The Hunger Games grossed $19.7 million in midnight runs on its way to a weekend debut of $152.3 million, the third best ever.
The Avengers, which unites key Marvel superhero characters, is widely predicted to clear $150 million in its domestic debut; just how much more is up for debate.
The Joss Whedon-directed tentpole has already earned $300 million overseas in just over a week of play, more than the total lifetime gross for Iron Man ($267 million), Thor ($268 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger ($192 million). It should eclipse Iron Man 2 ($311.5) by Saturday at the latest.
Avengers should finish the weekend with a whopping global haul of at least $550 million, considering it's also launching in Russia and China.
In North America, the movie is outpacing all previous Marvel films -- including the Spider-Man franchise -- in terms of advance ticket sales, as well as last year's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, according to online ticketing service Fandango.
Spider-Man 3, debuting on the same weekend in 2007, opened to $151.1 million (then the biggest debut of all time domestically).
In terms of weekend records, only three other films have hit $150 million or more after Spider-Man -- this year's The Hunger Games ($152.5 million), The Dark Knight ($158.4 million) and crownholder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($169.2 million).
Elsewhere at the domestic box office, Fox Searchlight and Participant Media hope to counterprogram with specialty pic The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which opens in 27 theaters in 12 markets, including New York and Los Angeles.
Marigold Hotel -- starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith -- has already earned more than $70 million overseas since beginning its rollout on Feb. 24, including nearly $32 million in the U.K. and nearly $19 million in Australia.
Meh to marigold.
Pezus will be shaking with anger in his ice cave!
The Avengers always struck me as one of those films that was destined to flop... I cant believe its about to get the highest opening weekend of all time!
Oh, and why is everyone talking about TDKR and Avengers? The Hobbit will be the highest grossing film of 2012!
Pezus will be shaking with anger in his ice cave!
It will do less than any LOTR movie.
TKDR has a chance at $1.3B,so..no chance ;-D.